I'm sure this isn't a new question but I couldn't find anything that specifically addresses solutions.
VHS, Hi8, MiniDV video (SD)
When played from it's native source (tape) on an old, CRT type TV, the quality isn't too bad.
However, when played on a modern HD TV, the quality appears degraded; not as sharp nor color balanced.
Of course, when you capture this native video and bring into a Premiere DV project, there really isn't an option to improve the quality.
You're essentially digitizing SD video and then viewing it through an HD monitor or TV.
So, regardless of whether I copy the original video from it's native device (tape/camcorder) onto a DVD or,
if I capture it into a Premiere DV project then output to a DVD, viewing the final product on an HD TV will still not look as good as it
would if played on your old CRT TV.
Correct? Or, am I missing something here?
Appreciate your feedback!
Does your HD TV do upscaling... or your DVD player?
Upscaling... Not real familiar with this (up-rezzing?)
For the DVD player or TV, would this be a setting/option that would need to be selected or automatic?
The best I would hope for is burning the digitized VHS source to DVD 4:3 and then letting the player enhance/upscale if it has the technology to do so. But, I think that you have been there and done that and the results are not good. I have seen several reports to the effect that upscaling in this type of situation has not proven to be worthwhile. Besides the resolution issue there is the aspect ratio 4:3 to 16:9 consideration.
But, in what you wrote, I am not sure where you draw the line between "not as good as" and "unacceptable".