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I need Video Enhancement software for old Hi8 tapes

Well i'm late but finally dumping lots of old family footage into the computer to create DVDs. I am using Hi8, digital 8 and MiniDV. I finished the first disk but by the time it went on the big screen, it was very poor quality.
I've noticed some professional companies enhance the film to reduce blur and improve color, but that will be too expensive for the amount of tapes i have.
Is there a software available that improves the quality of the film?

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What I use. Just an idea.

In reply to: I need Video Enhancement software for old Hi8 tapes

I found that capturing the video on different devices can give me more quality. For me the best capture happens on my DVD RECORDERS. As to software, I've rare found software to help here. That is, and I'm not trying to upset folk here, the magic you see on TV like those CSI shows are indeed magic and just for Hollywood.
Bob

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Went with Movavi but am disappointed.

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After looking at the web, i could only find a few software titles that claimed to improve the quality of the tape with some algorithms. Movavi had mixed reviews, but I took the plunge since i wanted the best i could get for them. I began using their software for the entire process, but I have been very disappointed in that it has consistently frozen and taken inordiante amount of time to get through things. I have resorted to doing all things in Windows Movie Maker and then running it through the "magic enhancement" filter on Movavi and then burning the DVD.

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Sorry for the typo in my post.

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But the DVD RECORDER method has given me more quality that any software ever has.
Bob

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