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Upscaling resolution without buying a special device

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I stumbled on this last week. I guess necessity is the mother of invention.


I have some VHS tapes that I want to transfer to DVD and Blu-ray. I got a used Super/S-VHS player for $25. I connected it to my DVD recorder (DVDR). I took the component output of the DVDR and connected it to my HD capture card (Avery Media HD USB). By daisy-chaining these devices, I was able to improve the video quality significantly. I ordered a used Monster S-Video cable to see if I could further improve the resolution.


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I hate to break it to you, but you haven't upscaled or improved resolution at all.
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It certainly looks much better than if plugged the S-VHS directly into my HD capture card. I'm sticking to my guns, Kemosabe.
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I hate to break it to you, but you haven't upscaled or improved resolution at all.
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It certainly looks much better than if plugged the S-VHS directly into my HD capture card. I'm sticking to my guns, Kemosabe.
You are correct. You can't improve resolution but some DVD recorders perform very well as Time Base Correctors and noise reducers so can significantly improve VHS signals passed through them.

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Thanks for your feedback, olyteddy.


Do you think this device could make an additional improvement?




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Thanks for your feedback, olyteddy.


Do you think this device could make an additional improvement?




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Which pic looks better to you? Thanks in advance for opining.


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I don't like either one.

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Second one looks a bit sharper than the former..
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Second one looks a bit sharper than the former..
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Jay,
Not sure if you are still checking this thread but the second one looks better than the first.
As for improving the picture quality of your captured video you would be better off having a clean capture of the native output of the device and doing software processing to try clean up the image. I say try because there is only so much you can do with older video and conversions. Not sure what you are using for capture,edit,and burning software but some programs allow for de-noising video, de-interlacing, and general color fixes. This does take time for the video to process but you can achieve "cleaner" video than you started out with.
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