I am just a simple consumer, trying to bring in my old VHS and VHS-C tapes so I can do simple editing and then output them back to DVD
I have one of these VHS-C to VHS Adapter's
Best Electronic Buys - Ambico V 0730 Video cassette adapter (VHS-C to VHS)
I am capturing in to Pinnacle Studio 11 on a PC
I have had no problem with regular VHS tapes so far.
I am using a standard consumer Toshiba 4-head HiFi VHS player. I had it sitting in the garage.
I am going in to my capture card (a hauppauge thing) via composite (it's just VHS, I dont need anything nicer, eh?)
I know my VHS-C tapes date back to 1987-1989 and they may just be too old and too deteriorated, but I thought I would ask your advice.
The video looks like crap. It's just grainy and on some it is simply lines that scroll all over with absolutely nothing you could distinguish.
The sample (creating as DivX -fyi):
Is there any suggestions you might have or is this video just too damn old?