VHS Recovery Tracker
VHS is such a neat format, and these little black rectangles can contain so many audiovisual wonders that we are looking for, or never thought we were looking for. In an aim to preserve their magical content I have begun the process of recovering content from them and uploading it publicly for view. This page will act as a tracker of those recoveries, and where possible, provide links so you can enjoy them yourselves!
Tracker Tables Explained
The tables below should be pretty self-explanatory, but if not here is how they work and what the various elements of data mean.
- Title The title for the item, possibly assumed if no official one is given.
- Date The date when the item was either produced, broadcast. Can be assumed from copyright dates, adjacent teletext stream data etc.
- Subject A short explanation of whats covered.
- Duration The duration of the content. Great means that the content is perfectly watchable and the transfer was successful. Good means that although the content is watchable there maybe some ghosting or persistent artefacts in the stream. Poor means that the content maybe nearly unwatchable due to drop-outs, sound issues, sync issues etc.
- Quality The quality of the recovered content.
- Captions If the content has captions/subtitles included. These are more often than not automatically generated via OpenAI's Whipser software.
- Links Links to view the content hosted with The Internet Archive.
Almost always partial copies taken from VHS tapes recorded from live broadcasts.
|Film 96 - Irish Films Spotlight||1996-10||News - Films||6'46||Great||Yes||Item|
This has it's very own page - over here.
Usually full transfers of various small-run or promotional tapes included with products.
|The 1988 Shell Oils RAC British Open Rally Championship: Highlights of the 1988 Season||1988||Sport - Rally||2'00'20||Great||No||Item|
|BT Interactive Trial Demonstration Video||1995||Sales||11'26||Great||Yes||Item|
|Carol Vordeman's Video Class National Curriculum Maths Level 6 13 14 Yrs||1991||Educational - Math||1'32'25||Great||No||Item|
|Everything you wanted to know about PC's but were too afraid to ask - Volume 1||1998||Educational - Computers||1'31'45||Great||No||Item|
|Fly 50 Glorious Years||1989||History - Aviation||58'57||Great||No||Item|
|Highlights of The Canadian Rockies||1998||Item|
|Renault Adventures of Woosh Road Safety||200?||Educational - Road Safety||25'53||Great||No||Item|
|Thomson & Morgan - Hanging Baskets, Window Boxes & Containers||1992||Educational - Gardening||55'45||Great||Yes||Item|
|Samsung 35mm Compact Cameras Instruction Supplement||1996||Educational - Photography||11'03||Great||No||Item|