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DavidBRose [Avatar]
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I'm currently working on a project to convert a quantity of video tapes, they are VHS and also 8mm. While doing the VHS tapes there have been several issues and two of them have slowed down progress.

1. A poor recording where the picture wobbles resulting in 'noise' stops the recording with a message "This movie is copyright protected. Recording is prohibited." This immediately causes PowerDirector to stop capturing the video.

Is there an option where I could set it to continue recording regardless of the quality? If so I can then go back and edit and remove bad sections?


2. Capture recording stops at 4gb

Is there an option where that message could be ignored and then continue recording to the end of the tape? I currently have tofind out how far into the recording, then try and match it by rewinding the tape and restarting at that point.

I'm assuming the size limit is set by thinking about the capacity of a DVD, but in my case the requirement is only to create MP4 files.

So far I have completed 15 out of 56 tapes, so hints and tips to improve my performance will be very much appreciated.
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Quote I'm currently working on a project to convert a quantity of video tapes, they are VHS and also 8mm. While doing the VHS tapes there have been several issues and two of them have slowed down progress.

1. A poor recording where the picture wobbles resulting in 'noise' stops the recording with a message "This movie is copyright protected. Recording is prohibited." This immediately causes PowerDirector to stop capturing the video.

Is there an option where I could set it to continue recording regardless of the quality? If so I can then go back and edit and remove bad sections?


2. Capture recording stops at 4gb

Is there an option where that message could be ignored and then continue recording to the end of the tape? I currently have tofind out how far into the recording, then try and match it by rewinding the tape and restarting at that point.

I'm assuming the size limit is set by thinking about the capacity of a DVD, but in my case the requirement is only to create MP4 files.

So far I have completed 15 out of 56 tapes, so hints and tips to improve my performance will be very much appreciated.


Hi,

Few links for you to look at about VHS capture:
https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/84406.page#348890
https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/64114.page#292048
https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/51453.page#269966

it is a long-standing issue.

I haven't got my capture setup installed so I can't test your file limits, but I can't recall that there is a 4Gb limit.

That limit is more commonly associated with the FAT32 and NTSF formats for HDD and/or removable drives. With a disc format of FAT32 ther is a 4Gb file size limit, under NTSF there is no significant limit to an individual file size.
If you want to see full differences go here:
https://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm

Do you know what format system your capture drive has?

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Hi,

Few links for you to look at about VHS capture:
https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/84406.page#348890
https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/64114.page#292048
https://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/51453.page#269966

it is a long-standing issue.

I haven't got my capture setup installed so I can't test your file limits, but I can't recall that there is a 4Gb limit.

That limit is more commonly associated with the FAT32 and NTSF formats for HDD and/or removable drives. With a disc format of FAT32 ther is a 4Gb file size limit, under NTSF there is no significant limit to an individual file size.
If you want to see full differences go here:
https://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htm

Do you know what format system your capture drive has?

Cheers
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Thanks for your reply. I'll read through the details you have posted. To answer your question about the system the capture drive has, it isn't a specific system as such. It's a Diamond USB capture adaptor and using Powerdirector it stores the mp4 file on the hard drive on my computer. That's a standard hard drive running Windows 11. Maybe that is where the limit is. It's not a major problem. It's just inconvenient knowing it will stop after about 90 minutes, so I make sure I'm sitting there for when it happens. Otherwise I have to find the last recorded section and find that again from the tape so I can continue hopefully smoothly.
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I do recall that a well known senior contributor reported the 4 GB capture limit when using PD17 on his pc which would be a NTFS formatted drive. I reported different problems and do not believe all the issues were ever fixed. Support was aware of the issues then. Do not know if they ever fixed the 4 GB capture limit reported to them.

If you can prove that the drive used to record the capture is an internal drive in your pc, then you need to start a support ticket to maybe get it fixed.

I believe that the PD12 supplied with that VC-500 does not have the 4 GB bug but may not support the mp4 capture that you are using.

The copyright protected recording prohibited does not happen if you use the supplied ez grabber software. Your possibilities are endless.

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Quote I do recall that a well known senior contributor reported the 4 GB capture limit when using PD17 on his pc which would be a NTFS formatted drive. I reported different problems and do not believe all the issues were ever fixed. Support was aware of the issues then. Do not know if they ever fixed the 4 GB capture limit reported to them.

If you can prove that the drive used to record the capture is an internal drive in your pc, then you need to start a support ticket to maybe get it fixed.

I believe that the PD12 supplied with that VC-500 does not have the 4 GB bug but may not support the mp4 capture that you are using.

The copyright protected recording prohibited does not happen if you use the supplied ez grabber software. Your possibilities are endless.


The 4gb limit I can handle, because it seems to happen after about 90 minutes. Although PD12 might not give the copy protection problem I like PD19 so I'll stick with that. Anyway I'm about half way through the conversions now. just 4 more VHS tapes and then about 20 8mm tapes..
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