VHS video top sways...

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Old 03-20-09, 02:18 PM
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VHS video top sways...

is it a tape problem or a VCR problem? I have a 30 year old concert tape that when I converted to AVI I noticed the top sways to the right. Other then that, the quality is great. Can this problem be fixed without cropping the AVI's top? Is it the machine or tape?

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It's a tape tracking error. The tape is not aligned to the head in the VCR. It's probably because it was recorded on a different VCR than the one you played it on to capture. If you can find a VCR with a manual "tracking" control (usually a knob or turn wheel) you can adjust it. Unfortunately most VCRs made in this century are auto-tracking.

If there's enough "headroom" in the picture to crop it without losing editorial content, that may be your only choice.
 
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Old 03-20-09, 06:09 PM
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Some VCR's had buttons for tracking..basically just electronic manual...but look closely. Not like the real old ones with a little knob.
 
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