Would greatly appreciate help: I am digitising a large library of Hi8 video tapes. It is going quite well but I am getting unsynchronised lines at the base of frame. I have experimented with a lot of settings with two separate capture programs - so far nothing has removed the problem. Please see an example in the following short clip:
(does not seem to play in QuickTime .. if your browser loads QT by default please right-click the link, select Save As... and open in Windows Media Player or Real Player - either of those will play it.)
Camcorder: Sony Handycam Hi8 (CCD-TR 780E PAL)
Capture Card: Compro VideoMate C100 PCI card
Capture Software: Ulead VideoStudio and VirtualDub
The Camcorder is ~1994 vintage = no DV, no Firewire. I am capturing via the S-Video port. The above clip was captured by VirtualDub and converted to MPEG in VideoStudio (the Codec support in VirtualDub seems limited). I have experimented widely with both programs and nothing will remove the unsynchronised lines at base of frame.
I can remove the unsynchronised lines in VirtualDub by using the 'Crop Capture Frame' feature but this results in frames with odd dimensions which then produce a corrupted MPEG file.
It would be a shame to go through several months work and yet have this unpleasant artefact in all videos ... any help greatly appreciated.