Digitalize VHS tapes


Overview

Here are some main Steps that has to be done to digitalize VHS tapes

Preconditions:

  • VHS player
  • Video grabber (analog TV card or USB video grabber (e.g. Magix Videograbber))
  • A lot of storage place (4h needs over 100GB)

Steps:

  1. Capture from VHS player using a video grabber
  2. Cut the raw video files (without reencoding)
  3. Filter/Cleanup the raw video

 

Capture from VHS player using a video grabber

Preconditions:

  • DV codec: Cedocida DV
    How to install:
  • VirtualDub

Steps:

  1. Start VirtualDub
  2. Activate caturing:
    Go to File –> Capture AVI
  3. Choose the correct Device
  4. Set Video parameter for PAL_B:
    • 25fps
    • YUY2
    • 720 x 576
  5. Set Video codec:
    Go to Video –> Compression

    • Choose: Cedocida DV Codec v0.2.3
  6. Audio codec: no changes
  7. Set capture file:
    Go to File –> Set capture file
  8. Start capturing
    Got to Capture –> Capture video

Cut the raw video files (without reencoding)

Preconditions:

Steps:

  1. Open video with Premiere, create a sequence and cut the video
  2. Export EDL file from this sequence
  3. Convert EDL file to VirtualDub processing setting file with convertEDL script
  4. Open the captured videos and in VirtualDub and load the processing settings
  5. Set export format:
    Video and Audio: Direct Stream Copy
  6. Save AVI (File –> Save AVI)

 

Filter/Cleanup the raw video

Preconditions:

Steps:

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