VHS to DVD post capture processing recommendations please

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Ken Frost, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Ken Frost

    Ken Frost Guest

    I have been capturing video at 352x576 from PAL VHS video source - I
    capture to avi files using the huffy compression - had various bits of
    advice but have settled on Fly2000 as the capture app - using a cheap
    Philips chipped capture/TV card - I post process the avi into DVD
    compliant files using TMPG 2.5 - then author the results using TMPG
    authorware. Results are pretty good, probably good enough but when I have
    now come to the point of actually burning the final disks I decided to
    ask fro peoples thoughts on the post processing filters that can be used.

    In TMPG you get the option of using Smooting, denoising, colour
    correction (simple and advanced) etc. I am sure there are other Recoding
    bits of software that also have various filters - what I need to know is
    what other people do and why - I have been using the denoising filter in
    TMPG - this adds hugely to the processing time and I am not sure if it is
    worth using or not - I am only concerned with ending up with a file that
    will be viewed on a TV not a computer - I burn the files to CD's or DVD's
    and play them on a standard DVD player.

    I have noticed in general that files can look VERY different when viewed
    on a TV as opposed to a PC Monitor - transferring VHS is such a huge
    investment of time I would just like to make some sensible decisions
    before committing myself and deleting the raqw captures - any input from
    anyone with some experience would be great.

    Ken Frost, Jan 5, 2005
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    Bariloche Guest

    Same as I have been doing, only with iuVCR as my capturing program.
    I, and surely many as me, do use VirtualDub. There is an enormous
    quantity of filters available for it. The combination of a "dynamic
    noise reduction" filter and a "static noise reduction" one, is the
    core processing, though one can add a "chroma noise reduction", or a
    "sharpen" filter if the case be. These work on the Avis, before
    encoding to mpeg, and should be faster than Tmgpenc's "denoiser".
    Bariloche, Jan 7, 2005
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    davexnet02 Guest

    I second virtualdub.
    Plenty of built in and third party filters.
    And you can frame serve to tmpgenc, no need for intermediate AVI.
    davexnet02, Jan 7, 2005
  4. : I second virtualdub.
    : Plenty of built in and third party filters.
    : And you can frame serve to tmpgenc, no need for intermediate AVI.

    I recommend AVISynth. It's more flexible although it takes a while to learn.
    I still haven't figures what the best filters to use. Go to doom9.org's forums.

    Leonid Makarovsky, Jan 7, 2005
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    Bariloche Guest

    Actually, besides having its own plugins, Avisynth can use VirtualDub
    filters, and Tmgpenc shall encode .avs files, so you can even avoid
    frameserving from VirtualDub. But it's an "artisan" kind of thing.
    Bariloche, Jan 8, 2005
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