just wondering is there anyway of reducing wind noise on a video i use in a sercurity camera.... i have troublesome neighbours and i have finally caught them saying what nobody else hears but me!!!! unfortunatley unless u glue ur ear to the speaker on the tele u you can't hear it and alot more was said that i can't hear because of the wind blowing at the mic on the camera......
i know its a long shot but i would really appreciate it
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Re: wind noise on vhs
Wind noise is very common when recording outside.
Firstly, make sure the microphone you use is uni-directional. This means it will work in the same way that a television antenna does, in that it will pick up sound from the direction it points in, but sounds from other directions will be attenuated. These mics are often used by broadcasters and those in noisy situations, football matches etc.
Secondly, make sure your microphone is fitted with a good foam wind cover. If it already has one, fit a thicker one. This is the single most important thing you can do to cut down on wind noise. You can always get yourself some foam and wrap it around the microphone, right over the top, and tie it with a piece of string.
It sounds a bit wacky, but even pro broadcasters do this from time to time.
Finally, consider using an extension mic cable and positioning it closer to the signal source. Be careful though. If the neighbours are that bad, make sure you are not on your own.
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Try prying it out with a butter knife (you will probably have to wind the tape back into its casing) if that doesn't work then just bust the player to get your tape back then replace it cause it's old and is worn out anyways and replacement shouldn't cost more than $20 at a thrift store(you won't find a new one, I don't think they make them anymore. It's a dead technology)
VHS-C and S VHS-C are two different animals. Super VHS-C will have much better video resolution than standard VHS and uses better videotape. A standard VCR will not play the Super format. You need a S VHS VCR. You would need not only a S VHS VCR but also a S VHS-C adapter. Yes, Not even the adapter is the same as a standard VHS-C adapter cassette.
You can send out your few S VHS-C tapes to a video conversion service. That might be the least expensive way to get them on DVD. Otherwise you could look on E-Bay.com for either a compatible camcorder (S VHS-C) or the S VHS VCR and the S VHS-C adapter.
http://vhs-to-dvd.com is one video conversion service that should be able to get your tapes on DVD for you. You could also look locally for a video service that does conversions to DVD.
Hi Graham92. Read this through a couple of times, sorry it's a bit long-winded.
This may sound a bit strange but the Video Heads on the drum may be causing the sound to cut in and out. The reason for this is the audio circuit requires a clean signal, (good constant picture) from the Video drum heads. Most VCR's have an audio mute when a bad bit of tape passes through the mechanism to stop loud noises from passing to your speakers, TV, Hi-Fi etc. It sounds like you have taken the unit apart before so i suggest cleaning the rotating video head.
Unplug the VCR, locate the heads, usually under a metal lid. The drum is titled on a slant and has 2 heads-VHS or 4 heads-S-VHS which are visibe as a small horizontal slot, (3 mm approx) on the side of the drum. The way i suggest to clean these heads is to use a piece of flat, thin card about the size of a postage stamp, and some cleaning solution (alcohol based). Apply a little solution to one side of the flat card and apply the flat of the card with your finger to the side of the drum with light pressure. Do not press hard as this will break the pick-up coil on the head. Rotate the drum, as you do this you should be able to feel the heads through the card to your finger, this is good. Continue to rotate the drum for 5 complete revolutions. Inspect the card for any sign of dirt. Repeat proceedure if neccessary until no sign of dirt remains. Reassemble unit and test with a new pre-recorded cassette. If all goes well, test with the Cassette that you noticed the sound fault with, ensuring that this cassette is in good condition. Hope this helps you out. Post your resutls back and good luck.
Hi, All I get is a blue screen. It does accept the tape, and I do get normal audio from the tape.
I believe that I do get the words "play" "fast", etc..., displayed on the t.v. screen So I guess you could say there is that for a video signal - otherwise I would just get a static screen - I just get no video signal from the tape.
Not sure what kind of soda (i.e. coke, pepsi, etc).
Thanks again, Frank
If you have a cable box:: the RF cable from the outside to BOX, the BOX to the INPUT of vhs video, the OUTPUT of video (VHS) to the back of TV. Keep the channel for the reception of tv through CABLE BOX according to cable box directions. Put the ch. on the cable box to ch. u want to record...place blank vhs tape ( with the TAB in back NOT broken off ) press [record] usually red button.
Well from memory... you have to Plug in the Antenna to the Video, then from Video to TV, then ya Tune in the "Tuner" section of the Unit.. that outputs on ya TV, then you can simply press the record button(s).. also there is the option of Timer Recording... There was also a TV/VCR switch that had to be toggled on some models...
But ya really need a manual I believe the manual is at the below link...
Hi how unfortunate.. It think it maybe possible to indeed recover something worthwhile if you take it along to a professional video processing Lab. Find a reputable one and explain ya problem.. they may be able to render it to another medium like say a DVD.. and perhaps can adjust settings so that the images are resolved.. I wouldn't expect too much though.. but these days ya just never know, as some of the software and expertise is amazing..so G L.