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  • Digibeta DVW-970 – Improve pictures?

     Bob Zelin updated 2 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
  • Brett Smith

    November 23, 2019 at 4:19 am


    I hope I have posted this in the correct forum.

    I have an old Digibeta DVW 970 that has been pressed back into service.

    Naturally, the image quality is looking a little dated compared to what we have available now.

    Can anyone suggest a few tips I can try in post to sweeten the images?

  • Nick Griffin

    November 25, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Something that worked better than expected for me a few years back: I played back an SD show through one AJA card on an SD computer and into another AJA card on a second computer using HD settings. At least this looked a LOT better than digitizing the tape straight into the HD machine. I don’t remember many other of the details in part because we no longer have either of those set-ups or cards. Is this any help?

  • Bob Zelin

    November 26, 2020 at 12:07 am

    Hello Adom –

    this is not a suggestion. This is an ORDER. You will not transfer your AJ-HD1400 tapes to a DVW-A500. Video tape is over. You will transfer to a digital format, using a capture card from a company like AJA or Blackmagic Design. You will store this media on a hard drive on your computer, or a cloud site that you can access from anywhere in the world. If these are unacceptable solutions to you, then you will purchase an LTO drive from a company like MagStore or MLogic, and transfer the data from your AJ-HD1400 tapes to drive, now onto an LTO tape in the LTFS file format (software from companies like Hedge or YoYotta or Imagine Products). Now, you may say “well – I do not want to do this – I want to transfer to a Sony DVW-A500.” YOU WILL NOT DO THIS, or I will have you fired. Videotape is over. I will contact your boss, and you will no longer be employed. No one who is responsible would do this in 2020.

    STOP IT. Transfer to a digital format. I command you. Who am I to speak to you this way ?

    I am Bob Zelin

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