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National VCR Day is here!

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I have to confess I still have a Panasonic top of the range DVD/VCR player/recorder in my study.  But no VHS to play on it. ?

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14 minutes ago, Dave Beans said:

Moderately interesting facts:

Sony only stopped selling Betamax tapes a year ago...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34776424

David Attenborough used VHS tapes to help edit Planet Earth II

http://nerdist.com/david-attenborough-still-used-vhs-tapes-to-help-narrate-planet-earth-2/

The trouble with that is that resolution is limited on VHS and this make repurposing the content for future use on say HD or UHD difficult. This is why a lot of 1980s programmes shown today look rubbish, basically they are 335 x 576 luma and 40x240 chroma (less chroma info as eyes fill in the blanks). Super VHS from 1987 onward was a bit better.

But go back to film shot on celluloid from the 1930s onward and you can get great looking content- it might need a digital clean up and despeckle, but the resolution is much much higher, even than BluRay/4K - that why you could blow it up onto a cinema screen. Basically it's an optical rather than digital process.

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