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REMASTERING OLD VHS 6 years, 11 months ago #45257

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Hi all

I'm looking at converting my old VHS tapes to DVD or perhaps Bluray. For the most part I'm pretty confident I can do it and use LW to edit parts I don't like or language I want to "beep" over. What I'd some input on is remastering & improving image quality. I think LW has some noise reduction and color correction tools. Would these help in the process? Is there anything else I should be looking at or thinking about? Any advice on remastering is welcome.

Re: REMASTERING OLD VHS 6 years, 11 months ago #45262

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Hi Devine1

I recently had some analogue Betacam SP footage to clean up. I used NEATVIDEO for the most part to reduce the noise and the results are amazing. The software costs $100 Australian dollars and I think well worth the money. I was inspired to have a look at some 1950's footage including Kinescope recordings I have and I have to say it is extraordinary what you can do with this software.

It is particularly good resolving issues where poor or low lighting conditions occur and well you know what that does to video, (mainly noise) but you do have to be careful with the adjustments you make or people can end up looking a bit plastic.

NEATVIDEO works as a plugin to Virtual Dub (32bit)and also Edius Pro 6.5 so it will install into either application. You must stipulate on the Website which version you want as there are different installers depending on which version you opt for. You can download a free trial version, with the caveat that the demo version puts a NEATVIDEO watermark on the output, is time limited on processing files and it is resolution limited until you licence it. The licensed version gives you all resolutions up to HD 1920x1080

Vlad at Neatvideo is very responsive to enquiries and something I don't normally do, but in this case, the software is just amazing.

Cheers

Ronnie
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Re: REMASTERING OLD VHS 6 years, 11 months ago #45459

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Thanks so much Ronnie.

I'll have a look at that.

Re: REMASTERING OLD VHS 6 years, 11 months ago #45465

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There are DVD recorders with built in VHS.
You can make a copy from VHS to DVD direct.

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