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Do zoomers care about CCD videography? I have some old VHS video cameras I restored that have 1/2" CCD sensors inside and they look great if you bypass the tape and export the raw video right to a capture card.
I've been trying to market myself to zoomers who want the VHS effect but nobody is biting .
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raw CCD output
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At this point I got about 2 hours of VHS recordings from the last year. I've posted it to YT and even tried tiktok with zero exposure
That actually does look pretty good.
What's this one from?
an 80s Panasonic camera, in low light it gets noisy, but in daylight it does well.
just make a v/h/s ripoff and people will ate that shit up
I can do plenty of VHS recordings but I want to make some money off this. If I could sell sessions for $40 I could pay for all the equipment and batteries I bought in 2 sessions. I have two identical cameras so I can even go for the multi-angle artistc approachic
I'm a little confused here, what's going on?
I understand you are hacking old cameras and shooting to a secondary slave device rather than recording to VHS, but this looks decent.

Was interlacing shit done between the sensor readout and writing to VHS and did you bypass that for a real 60p global shutter 640x480 feed? or did you de-interlace this? or is this footage sped up?
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Thats true but thats not what I did for that video.

Like you said, I can do it that - do a direct video out from the camera to a capture card - which will give me a 29.97 fps 480i uncompressed file, which I then filter and deinterlace into 60fps progressive file (and then make mp4s or webms from it)

I can also the do the same thing BUT record to tape, and then feed a tape player video out to the capture card.. etc. Thats what's going on in that webm.

What you are seeing is a de-interlaced 60fps video, more closely to what "tape" video actually looked like. Tape CAN look good provided you have a decent quality tape/capture path. Throughout the 90s/00s however the only way to digitize tapes was to record them to DVDs at whatever shitty resolution the player gave you, locked in at 29fps interlaced footage.
what vhs camera has a 1/2" ccd? I would be interested in buying that
LoFi > Looking unintentionally like shit. > Looking intentionally like actual shit from the anus.
Most cameras from the 80s I think. By the time VHS-C cameras came around they switched to 1/8" sensors
Broooooo. I got this big bitch and would love to not hassle with vhs tapes. I really like the look of the video it produces.

Can you recommend me a portable capture card, possibly with a screen? The ccd viewfinder is in b&w, so I can't confirm the white balance is properly set.

I have a vhs player + capture card + obs that I use to record my videos with, but a portable solution would be so much better.
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Oops. Forgot pic. Got this for 80 bucks at an auction. In the 90s these cameras were over 7k dollars new.

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Nice, you got an SVHS tape and an SVCR too? hell yeah

i tried using one of those Ninja portable HD screens but it doesnt accept the lowest resolution of the camera input
Oh I thought you meant like a camcorder. That makes more sense, but I'm not willing to take a shoulder mount camera with me places
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I do mean like a camcorder. These 80s panasonics have 1/2" CCD sensors which may actually be M43 sensor sized.
The smaller late 90s handheld ones are more portable but the sensor is smaller too
I have a svhs tape, but not player for it. If I realized I would have gotten one instead of my stinky normal vhs player.

My concern is that the video out is those older ports.

Oh yeah, the damn things weighs way too much. I can only shoulder it for like 10-15 mins at a time. You'd also look like a maniac filming at the post office with it.
you will need a special connector in order to get svideo direct output https://www.avsforum.com/threads/oddball-jvc-7-pin-y-c-to-standard-s-video.1442427/
>composite video
i hate to break it to you anon, but it is heavily processed, and not raw. for fucks sakes you even have a date overlay
Youre right, raw was the wrong word. What I shouldve said was that the image was a direct video output from the camera, as opposed to recording to a vhs tape then capturing the footage from the tape.
This removes the middleman step.
HD video was a mistake
Early tube HD cameras are a marvel and have plenty of sovl. It's only when everything went CMOS that the soul was sucked out.
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Meant to take a picture
So good
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Comp cuz webm is a pain in the ass
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These are really cool. It's disappointing no one wanted to hire you. How do you record directly to a capture card on these? I assume there is a cable for direct TV out, is someone making retrofit units to take SD cards that you plug in from the external out port?
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I already took mine
what camera is this?
First two are off a FinePix S5800 and last one is Pentax Optio Z10
> Oh yeah, the damn things weighs way too much. I can only shoulder it for like 10-15 mins at a time. You'd also look like a maniac filming at the post office with it.

I gotta work up to it. It may be a combo of weight + uncomfortable shoulder pad.

You don't understand the temptation I have to do a 1st amendment audit with a huge 90s TV broadcast like camera.
Do you sell these on ebay or something? I'd be interested
Thank you.
I have one but the battery is junk and the tape drive keeps chewing up my tapes. Did you battery work or did you have to diy a battery for it
2nd this question I’m interested as well in learning more. Best of luck OP I think it looks cool as fuck
Do I sell the ones I fix up? Not currently. I'd like to make a video service using multiple vhs cameras as kind of a home-movies-vibe but with a little extras kick
They still make brand new batteries for my cameras, they're about $35 each and can last 1-1.5 hours

its a complex process that involves the video-out jack on the camera to a VCR and a TBC, which is then connected to a USB/AV adaptor into the computer, where it is captured raw, around 28 GBs per hour.
Then you filter and clean the video, then run it through a deinterlacer and eventually down to an x264/x265 codect to your final mp4 which can then be shared on social media,websites,youtube like i did here


unfortunately YT's processing make the video look worse than the original
>28 GBs/hr
Anon of Quality, you can get YT to encode at better quality by rendering vid in high res container
Sticking it in 4k gives higher bitrate for *final* encodes
The issue is that these videos are captured at 720x480 and deinterlaced to 480p. If you know an upscaler that can go from 480 to 4K im all ears but i think it would look just as bad if not worse than the "HQ 480" mode that youtube has now
DaVinci Resolve has several upscale options. I believe setting your timeline to 4k (could always export at lower res, say 1080) is one way of doing it automatically.

If you play around with encoding several test vids at different resolutions/bitrates and upload them to youtube to compare you will see the benefits of increased bitrate.
Check out some youtube upload bitrate/resolution test vids, some pretty good quality is possible.
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Thanks man. I have that program actually but never use it, I'll see what it can do. if it can import 480p or even 720p video then thats a good start.
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