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DVD-R burned on JVC DVR from VHS looks "swimmy"
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 11, 2005 06:51PM
I burned a DVD off of a VHS which was recorded from a TV anntenna, using a JVC DR-MV5S onto a TY DVD blank. The original VHS quality was what I called a B+. The DVD looks "swimmy". Is this typical?
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Re: DVD-R burned on JVC DVR from VHS looks "swimmy"
Anonymous User
Date: December 11, 2005 07:22PM
What do you mean by swimmy? How long is the original recording on VHS. What settings are you using to burn the DVD-R?

Carm
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Re: DVD-R burned on JVC DVR from VHS looks "swimmy"
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 11, 2005 07:29PM
The original is 1 hour and the DVD-R was set to the best setting. Swimmy means watery. like a reflection in a lake that moves around.
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Re: DVD-R burned on JVC DVR from VHS looks "swimmy"
Anonymous User
Date: December 11, 2005 07:35PM
MacroVision protection kicking in on the video input? It has been found to happen on home recordings, because the Macrovision protection was so sensitive to variations/static noise in the original copy.

What happens if you record directly from Cable/Satelite?

Carm



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/11/2005 07:36PM by Carm.
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Re: DVD-R burned on JVC DVR from VHS looks "swimmy"
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 11, 2005 08:01PM
I only have antenna. I loaned it out until Christmas, so I can't try it. The Macrovision thing sounds like a bummer. I guess my scruples are out the door now - how do you defeat Macrovision?
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Re: DVD-R burned on JVC DVR from VHS looks "swimmy"
Anonymous User
Date: December 11, 2005 08:05PM
Firmware hack or "black box" SIMA makes one.

Carm
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Re: DVD-R burned on JVC DVR from VHS looks "swimmy"
Posted by: incognegro
Date: December 11, 2005 08:08PM
i think you can bypass Macrovision by using S-Video - or am I wrong?

i know laserdiscs didn't have it, and i know old, old VHS decks don't have it either.

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Re: DVD-R burned on JVC DVR from VHS looks "swimmy"
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: December 11, 2005 08:18PM
> i think you can bypass Macrovision by using S-Video - or am
> I wrong?

On the half-dozen DVD recorders that I tried before settling on a hackable LiteOn, none of them had an input that was not sensitive to Macrovision and ALL of them (including the pre-hacked LiteOn) got false-positives and wouldn't let me copy my home videos from Jr. High.
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Re: DVD-R burned on JVC DVR from VHS looks "swimmy"
Posted by: Rolando
Date: December 12, 2005 07:24AM
Go w/ the Sima Black Box
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Re: DVD-R burned on JVC DVR from VHS looks "swimmy"
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: December 12, 2005 12:19PM
There's a way around that if you're cheap (like me) and have access to old Macs.

I'm currently using a PowerMac 8600 G3/500 with the standard video-in and -out board to strip Macrovision false positives (and true positives) when archiving my VHS collection to DVD.

Just use OS 9, BTV (using full screen preview) and you get all the quality which your original VHS tapes have. I pass the signal out to a Pioneer DVD-Recorder and now have DVD copies of my VHS stuff from the '90s and earlier.

If you decide to go this way, I'll tell you which capture settings I use in BTV to degrade the signal as minimally as possible (I calibrated it with AVIA).
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