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bigwurock
2007-01-05, 09:42 AM
is there anyway to edit a vhs video to get rid of the very bottom part..?..it has the wave effect going on there..rest of the vhs picture is fine but the bottom part i would say about 1/2 inch is bad video...i am using sony vegas 6 & dvd arch 3....i have heard some people say something about crop & adusting the video before but i never have done this yet...
thanks....

saltman
2007-01-05, 12:29 PM
you can crop it out when yoiu render with vegas or tmpgenc. use the crop tool.

bigwurock
2007-01-05, 12:36 PM
thanks for replying to my post...can you give me some more info on how to do this...i have never done it before...so i do it before i render..?..
thanks

saltman
2007-01-05, 12:43 PM
I'm not at my computer with the editing software.... but when you have the video in your timeline. There are two boxes at the end. I think the top one is the pan/crop button. Click that. It opens up a window. Then you define your crop area.... keep in mind it's gonna loose good info to keep correct DVD proportions. It's also gonna crop and enlarge to fill the frame which will degrade the quality some. I suppose you could crop and center and have black bars at the top and bottom also to avoid enlarging.

yes before you render.

willndmb
2007-01-05, 11:39 PM
you will not see it on the tv so don't worry about it

DanielG
2007-01-06, 06:17 AM
Overscan garbage on the bottom (and sometimes on the top and sides) is a pet peeve of mine and I hate watching DVDs that have this problem. In my opinion, it displays a slackness on the author's part - it's quite simple to remove without the loss of any quality.

All you need to do is add a black border around the edges that covers the head switching noise. You don't have to stretch the video or do any of that sort of stuff.

Check out section "7.1.5 Removing garbage at the bottom of the clip" on the following page: (using VirtualDub) http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/capture/postprocessing_vdub.html

Note: that link mentioned subsection "7.1.6" - the correct subsection should be "7.1.7". Also, the NTSC DV resolution is 720 x 480.

willndmb
2007-01-06, 06:28 PM
how is it a pet peeve if the only way you would see it is if you used the player to scan down
otherwise it will be covered/cut by the edge of the tv
seems you would have to go out of your way to see it

Chachi420
2007-01-06, 10:48 PM
how is it a pet peeve if the only way you would see it is if you used the player to scan down
otherwise it will be covered/cut by the edge of the tv
seems you would have to go out of your way to see it
it will show up on the lcd screen though
I also find it annoying and always crop it out

saltman
2007-01-07, 01:42 PM
by lcd screen you mean a 16x9 chachi? yeah it shows on some of those depending on the settings. Daniel G suggestions above look good :thumbsup . that's what I meant with my last sentence in second post..... but it doesn't read like that now :D