AntcuFaalb wrote: I'm staying up late tonight to do the VHS->DVD conversion.
Work at a pace where you'll make less mistakes. The tape has been sitting for decades.
Moth3r wrote: It's not the same source as the widescreen bootleg I shared. That source was horizontally compressed like this one, but also had black bars top and bottom.
What is the "high-end VHS-to-DVD converter" you've bought?
Agree this is something new to this community. You mentioned your budget but what is the specific machine? That'll clue in the tech minds around here on the limitations of your capture and what may improve enlisting outside assistance.
AntcuFaalb wrote: I think I'll go with PSB (PornShopBoot, PornStrikesBack, PuggoStrikesBack
As this is new, yup you get to name it. (there already is a PSB in the works) But before you do let's attempt to get some more information on it's background. As there's the porn store story behind it, maybe the tape owner has another story about it's origin or their remembrances of the tape. Would be interested to where geographically the tape was purchased. (town or state) A recently emerged 77 audio recording was named after the person who recorded it. Naming is not always that easy. Maybe the original tape owner can ask their dad about the buying of it. How much did he pay? 100-250 dollars? We're other dads doing the same?
On the store connection, as VCR recordable decks were thousands of dollars in the 70s, to stay afloat i'd guess you'd have to deal with all types of videos and as porn was reaching a new audience because of the lower costs, makes sense the two would hang out together.
Personally, I like pictures of the tape (connection to the past), if you can scan them or take a photo, would be nice as part of the final preservation.
Since this is cropped differently in the vertical, there is a chance this is a 16mm preservation. (similar to Puggo Grande, Krig and Catnap) This version is cropped more vertically then the 16mm.
From the pics is anyone leading towards any transfer method?
How long is the recording? If this is a theater boot from 78 there's a chance pieces could be missing. From what you've watched are there any signs of it being a well worn print, with some wear and tear?