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Old Tapes - Noise - Recording Stops


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Haven't glanced through the forums yet, but I'm sure this is a common problem with especially older tapes.

 

Seems like the software is very sensitive to the input signal and quality of the source from my VHS vcr. I'm trying to convert several lengthy VHS tapes and I'm lucky if they even make it through most of the tape.

 

Wish the software would just record the complete incoming video signal instead of stopping after "noise" or dropouts on the VHS tape.

 

Software leaves a lot to be desired in recording a stable video signal for input.

 

-Brian

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As you've observed, the capture unit does require a good strong signal from the VCR it's capturing from. And yes, it's true, if you have homemade tapes that have gaps between recorded pieces, the software stops capturing when it detects, "no signal". These issues have been with us since the software came out, and I doubt we'll seem them changed.

 

That means that you have to babysit the capture process. That's simply the way it is.

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As a member of the IT community for the past 35 years what I find hard to believe is why a simple fix hasn't been implemented, namely when you set the option to record for a specific time duration that's exactly what you get regardless of noise, etc. Let the user deal with the result as part of the timing and editing process. Would probably take a good developer about 2 hours coding and testing. Given the number of posts on this one complaint, can't believe it hasn't been addressed.

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As a member of the IT community for the past 35 years what I find hard to believe is why a simple fix hasn't been implemented, namely when you set the option to record for a specific time duration that's exactly what you get regardless of noise, etc. Let the user deal with the result as part of the timing and editing process. Would probably take a good developer about 2 hours coding and testing. Given the number of posts on this one complaint, can't believe it hasn't been addressed.

 

I can't talk about the redesign of the program but there is a much discussed solution. Feed the VHS tape to a signal output like a camcorder that allows for a pass through. The signal will then be continuous and not dirty. If the VHS tapes are important, then the cost of a pass through camcorder would be be an issue. The Original poster could also consider that there are still VHS decks that have the recording function.

 

Sometimes the software is just not enough regardless of what it is.

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As a member of the IT community for the past 35 years what I find hard to believe is why a simple fix hasn't been implemented, namely when you set the option to record for a specific time duration that's exactly what you get regardless of noise, etc. Let the user deal with the result as part of the timing and editing process. Would probably take a good developer about 2 hours coding and testing. Given the number of posts on this one complaint, can't believe it hasn't been addressed.

 

Start your own Topic instead of butting into other topics on the board!

 

While we do not dissagree' with your opinion, the 'solutions' abound on the board here and have been there since its' inception in 2009...

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