Any chance @ENNIOO would trust me with his VHS to do a fresh transfer?
I am currently considering purchasing a Time Base Corrector for finally capturing the SECAM VHS I have of Alberto Mariscal’s El sabor de la venganza - a TBC will be required to get any kind of decent picture out of this SECAM tape, but would also help stabilize picture for any VHS transfer…
However the only TBC which was still being manufactured/sold is now discontinued this year and prices have skyrocketed… I did find one seller so far who still lists it as available (not confirmed) for a decent price (still not cheap) so I would need to sell it after using it for a few transfers… so time would be limited for my ability to use it (if it actually is available to buy & I’m able to set aside funds)
Anyway, if I could get hold of a Starblack VHS during this time, I could also do a new transfer.
Considered buying one of the Brazilian tapes linked above, but they look probably all in very bad shape and half the sellers are maybe just selling DVDRs of the same version we already have. Meanwhile, I am checking around for any other copies also.
This is all just ideas I am tossing around in my head, so its not something I can definitely make happen, but am considering options.
If @ENNIOO wouldn’t want to send his tape over, I totally understand and would not take offense… or maybe he could have it transferred by someone closer in location.
The shop listing the TBC as available seems to maybe be defunct, I don’t know… when I try to add to cart it gives a server error so I would have to contact them direct and see what’s going on, but it doesn’t look good.
Still, this VHS could maybe still be transfered without a TBC and get a better picture than the current DVDR version. There are some other options such as using DVD recorders, although they don’t work quite as well as a true TBC. Still, you can get a good picture if the tape is decent.