VHS recording prob with intensity of white light scenes(sky)

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r2d2111
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I started to back up my video cassetes onto to video cds but one problem i can't seem to figure out when recording there is intensity of white light scenes(sky). I have tried to adjust this with Contrast, colour, filters but nothing works. Anyone know how to fix this?

dpalomaki
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Brightness and contreast will adjust the range of luma, but the relative values remain essentially the same.

Not sure what you are trying to "fix" but you may find Gamma correction of value in post to adjust the brightness ratio of mid tones relative to highlights or shadows.

r2d2111
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Thanks for the reply dpalomaki

I tried gamma correction and it doesn't seem to work.
My setup is Recording in RCA(video Composite)
Pixel depth and compression UYVY
low motion compression

I can't seem to change the UYVY could that be what is saturating/bleeding the white?

dpalomaki
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I guess I do not fully understand the problem you are trying to correct. Are colors, such as reds bleeding in to whites, or is the white blown-out, or what is the issue.

Video CD quality is not especially good, probably a bit below VHS actually. If the footage is valuable, I would suggest archiving to a beter format.

r2d2111
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I have no room for my videos, I can't afford a dvdr, so a quality encode 0f 700mb is what i'm going for.
I believe that the white is blown-out, it only affects white colours, and reflective surfaces.

dpalomaki
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If doing analog capture you should be able to adjust the brightness, etc. of the captured video using the corresponding Module Settings in FastForward

r2d2111
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I am not sure what you mean by "corresponding Module Settings in FastForward" What Program are you using I have tried a few tmpmpg, virtualdub, Premeire, etc.

dpalomaki
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This forum is mainly for users of DV.now AV, which includes the FAST.Forward capture software. That is the product of which I write.