Identifying Common Tape Issues for Restoration in PFClean
In our previous video restoration blog we showed you how to prepare your system for tape capture, in this blog we will describe some of the more common faults that you may come across during the restoration of tape based media.
01. Worst Nightmare, or is it?
It’s everyone’s worst nightmare; you put the tape into the deck knowing you have one or two chances of capture. You cross your fingers hoping it’s going to look OK… it doesn’t! Don’t worry though because all is not lost! We will be recommending some useful tools to try inside of PFClean’s powerful new Telerack and trusted Workbench that can help make your video artifacts disappear. So let’s fast forward to the lists…
02. Back on Track with Telerack
One of the major new features of PFClean is the powerful Telerack video restoration engine. With an emphasis on speed and a focus on the most common defects, this is an ideal way to start your tape restoration especially in cases where fast turn around and large volume of media is involved. Why not check out the performance of Telerack in our webinar. Below is a list of common tape faults with tips of how they can be identified and how they can be easily fixed in Telerack:
03. Tried and Trusted: The Workbench
The Telerack is focussed on high performance video restoration. Ideal for the hours and hours of tape that can be found in archives. However, some fixes are so severe they require the precision that can be found in PFClean’s powerful Workbench. In the table below we will help you identify these severe faults and suggest a Workbench tool to help you restore your tape.
04. Wait! It’s Not the End of the Tape Yet!
Once you have completed your tape restoration there’s no need to stop there. PFClean’s powerful Remaster and Standards nodes put you in control and allow you to upscale your content to HD and beyond as well as standards convert it to whatever region you choose. You’re also not limited by a linear path offered by other hardware solutions; create multiple outputs for different deliverable formats and export them all in one click of a button.
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