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Deleting Annoying Flickering White Line At Bottom Of Dvd Home Video From Vhs Transfer


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Hello. Is there a way of deleting an annoying white flickering line at the bottom of a DVD home movie that was transferred from VHS to DVD. The VHS home movie has the flickering white line at the bottom and the heads of the camcorder was doing this. I have a super VHS recorder and Pansonic DVD recorder via S-video and was able to get a fairly decent copy, except the annoying flickering at the bottom. Any suggestions appreciated.

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The flickering at the bottom sounds like the vertical blanking area for the video signal. Once you create a DVD and view on a TV, you won't see it because of the overscan area.

 

Somehow it transferred to the DVD. I've generally found that DVD recorders just record whatever you see. I wondered if there is a way to eliminate it or at least darken it in VideoWave or would I need something more sophisticated?

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Somehow it transferred to the DVD. I've generally found that DVD recorders just record whatever you see. I wondered if there is a way to eliminate it or at least darken it in VideoWave or would I need something more sophisticated?

 

You can always run a frame around the video. I think that will hide it if you adjust the transparency. Of course you will have the frame all around the video so you will lose that.

 

You might want to try to add the video as an overlay to a colored panel and then expand it to get the white line out of the TV save zone. Same problem, you will lose some of the rest of the video.

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You might want to try to add the video as an overlay to a colored panel and then expand it to get the white line out of the TV save zone.
If the vertical blanking shows in the TV Safe zone, there is a major problem with the VCR.

 

What are you watching the DVD with? The computer or on a DVD player connected to a TV. Because of the way a computer works, there is no overscan like a real TV. Play the DVD back on a DVD Player connected to a regular TV. If you still see it, I would suggest capturing again and use a different VCR.

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If the vertical blanking shows in the TV Safe zone, there is a major problem with the VCR.

 

What are you watching the DVD with? The computer or on a DVD player connected to a TV. Because of the way a computer works, there is no overscan like a real TV. Play the DVD back on a DVD Player connected to a regular TV. If you still see it, I would suggest capturing again and use a different VCR.

 

I have several VHS recorders and 2 S-VHS recorders and all of them show this line. I was using the S-VHS to transfer to video directly to a Panosonic DVD recorder via S-video. I was helping someone at work transfer a few of their VHS home movies. Only one of tapes had that white line at the bottom. All the other looked decent, except 2 were done in EP mode which is a bad idea, considering how cheap tapes are. But when viewing the home movie you get the feeling that this camcorder has seen it's last days. She said she another one that looked liked that. She said she took it somewhere to be transferred and the DVD recording came back with same line. I'm glad I bought into Video 8 at the time. Video 8 looks so much nicer.

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The head switching point is usually caused by poor tracking on the originl recording machine - there are adjustments that can be made to bring it to a 'standard' setting but if someone tweaked the guide rollers on the original without using a proper alignment tape and an oscilloscope, any other machine will give that line you describe

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