TMPGEnc, Noisy Tape - and How To Reduce Noise

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Hughy, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. Hughy

    Hughy Guest

    When converting an old VHS tape to DVD, TMPGEnc's noise reduction is
    simply brilliant! Superb (but time consuming)!

    Anyone know of shareware that will reduce tape (particle) noise as good
    as TMPGEnc, when going from tape to tape [(source.avi) to

    Hughy, Sep 26, 2003
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    Will Dormann Guest

    Look at a recent post by Erratic, Re: VHS to DVD: does it worth?

    Will Dormann, Sep 26, 2003
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    Tony Guest

    Hughy, can you elaborate on the effectiveness of the noise reduction? What
    was it like, and howmuch did it improve?

    Tony, Sep 26, 2003
  4. Hughy

    Mike T Guest

    Try Virtual Dub, there are many filters that you can use to reduce noise,
    and there are some to improve VHS tape problems, and they are all FREE. for the software, and then check the links to
    filters. I capture using a DV encoder, then use Virtual Dub to noise reduce
    and do any trimming of the video, then re-compress back to DV format and
    then encode with TMPGenc. With my Athlon 3000 Virtual dub will run at about
    40 frames/sec when doing noise reduction, so a 2 hour capture takes about
    1.5 hours.

    Mike T
    Mike T, Sep 27, 2003
  5. Hughy

    Hughy Guest

    Hi Tony,

    Sorry for the slow reply.

    The source video was visibly flecked with video noise to the point of
    being objectionable.

    After TMPGEnc encoding, it was improved to such an extent that I no
    longer tell people "there's nothing you can do with deteriorated old VHS

    I recall seeing posts in the past, containing a method of putting video
    on two separate tracks of Premiere then combining in some way, as a noise
    reduction method. I don't recall exactly how it was done and I haven't
    tried it so don't know how effective it is.

    TMPGEnc is *very* effective, but against the Premiere method .... I just
    don't know.

    Hughy, Oct 7, 2003
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    Tony Guest

    Tks for the reply Hughy. I have 23.5 hours of VHS tapes, so will use the
    noie reduction on them
    Tony, Oct 7, 2003
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