Yay – I picked up a new video capture device. Its output looks way better than that of the cheap ebay one (this is also a cheap ebay one, but in this case it’s a branded one second hand, rather than an unbranded new one). It also manages vhold on my VHS machine producing a picture that’s pretty steady. Woot.
Boo – The machine’s heads appear to need cleaning, or the cable I’ve got is very noisy. Either way, I think I’ll still have to scab John’s S-VHS machine for a day and see what I can do.