I want to digitalize a few old vhs tapes to my computer. So I bought magix video saver! I hooked up, my old VCR machine as per instructions, quickly got a connection and then proceed to capture a few minutes, but the quality is horrific bad.
I then went to google to figure out what is wrong. I found a few options:
1) Connection, wires, usb, scart… I just bought this from magix should be okay. And 3*checked the plugs. The scart into the 2nd plug on the VCR. No change
2) The VHS tape itself. VHS tapes degrade over time, google says. Especially if not stored correct. I tested by capturing a few minutes from 2 different Disney VHS movies of more recent date, that I kept my self in a closet. This looked 99% same, so 3 tapes with 10 years of age difference exact same decomposition? All tapes looked undamaged and in perfect working order.
3) Which leads me to the old VCR this can become dirty and bad to, apparently. I am using a Philips, 6 head, tubodrive VCR machine, which looks very nice and undamaged on the outside. Model nr. VR675/13. Could it be bad video heads inside the VCR?
I am hoping very VERY much, that I find a set of experienced eyes who can look at the video and say: It looks like……………… There is now way to be certain, just by looking at a video, but experienced guess’s are valuable and any help / advice would be appreciated.