VHS "Glitch" Fixer For Video Enhancer

New user, first time posting, amazing product.

I’m primarily using this to upscale VHS sources and I’m having spectacular results.

What is the possibility of adding a checkbox that would look for horizontal line/spots glitches that are so often found in VHS recordings? If this is possible for the software to identify, this could be a great feature.

And to clarify, I’m not referring to interlaced lines but actually VHS lines.

Thanks!

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the line glitches is commonly known as interlacing. there are many ways to de interlace footage from vhs. handbrake using the yadif filter works good and is user friendly. but theres only one program that can properly deinterlace and thats avisynth using qtgmc which uses scripts and is for more advanced users. however there is a UI version (sort of) its called staxrip and has avisynth with qtgmc built in. but if you go that route you will need to use hand brake after rendering the video with staxrip as sometimes vhs converted to 60fps causes shuddering. using handbrake and setting the frame rate back to 29.97 usually fixes this. hope that helps! welcome btw!

Hi. I’m not referring to deinterlacing. All the software I have already handles that. I’m looking to fix glitches within the video images.

Next time I come across a video with an example I’ll see if I can upload it. Thanks for your reply!

Here’s a file I’m working on now that seems to have these glitches. If this were an important client project, I would bring the file into Photoshop and manually clean these up. Just hoping for a time saving solution. Thanks! :slight_smile:

I guess I can’t post images as I’m a newb, so let me post links to my dropbox…

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no problem hmmm well if you are talking about errors in the tape its self that not likely fixable. you can try a plugin called neatvideo (it requires premier pro or simlar video editing software to use) that can help with noise and some noise and possibly glitches in the tape. good luck!

Will do. Thanks for your time!

These are errors which occur on the analog side before the capturing. If they occur in only one frame, try some spotremover - head over to the avisynth repository, many filters for this kind of artefact are to be fond there.

If this footage was originally interlaced, using our new deinterlacer model on the original footage might be worth a try. It’s in beta right now. If you’d like you can join our beta group here: https://community.topazlabs.com/g/Video-Beta-Testers