I have been converting some old tapes - most are '88-'94 vintage - of college plays, musicals, etc. for friends. Most are fine but several exhibit frame skipping at a few places in the program. All of the tapes are dubs, and most are VHS-120 recorded at LP or even EP, but that does not appear to correlate with the skipping problem.
At the places where frame skipping occurs during EV2D capture, the video freezes on the EV2D monitor screen, but the audio track continues at the normal rate. After 20-30-45 seconds, the video unfreezes at the point in sync with the audio track again. When this region is replayed, all motion is very fast (as is the audio) until the point at which the capture unfreeze occurred, and then the program continues normally.
I have tried using a different VHS player, but the frame skipping still occurs in the exact same place and for the same duration.
I also tried fast-forwarding the tape to a spot a minute or so before the freeze and starting capture there, but the frame skipping still happens in exactly the same place with the same duration.
I usually import the capture mpg file into Mpeg Streamclip (a GREAT! program), and the skipping is visible there, so I am pretty sure that it is in the mpg capture file. But I have also tried sending the capture file to Toast 10 (full version) to make a disk image file, with the same results.
Playing back the VHS tape on a regular TV set exhibits no problem.
Me: G5 Dual 2.3 / 4GB / 10.4.11 - EV2D 1.0.3 recording at High quality.