I created a drop box to show you what I was talking about. I used my elgato60hd capture device with the composite to hdmi converter. Keep in mind the stereo channels are flipped and L should be R and R should be L.
Here is the link to the raw clip after I captured it. Notice how it's stretched widescreen because of the converter/upscaler outputting it stretching and scaling it to 1920x1080.
Here is the link to the raw clip put in Movavi Video Converter and changing the aspect ratio from 1920x1080 (16:9) to 1440x1080 (4:3)
Here is link to the clip adjusted to 640x480 (4:3)
Notice the sound in all has that bad feedback noise. I'm assuming it's likely the tape is getting worse, although I should test the tape on a regular VCR-CRT first to determine that it's not the upscaler converter that's getting a bad signal conversion. I have friends whom are students that use Adobe Audition. Maybe I can get them to try and isolate and remove the bad buzzing noise or at least suppress it, so it's not as loud as our voices in the tapes.
Kind of a dumb question, since I only have the pixels outputted by the VHS and you can't increase quality, is my upscaled 1440x1080 (4:3) clip (#2
) essentially redundant with the 640:480 (4:3) clip (#) I made? I was planning on burning to DVD's, but I also thought about burning it on a blu-ray and using the empty space around the 4:3 box to put some pictures or information on the screen. I was wondering because clip #1
is 101.4 mb, clip #2
is 18.8 and clip #3
is 5.6 mb. I'm trying to figure out what is all that extra information being added to make the filesize vary despite the VHS outputting the max quality that isn't 1080i.