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Burning DVDs from VHS - Problem

by Esw88 / November 18, 2005 9:00 PM PST

I purchased, with my computer, software and hardware called "Dazzle Digital Video Creator 80". The software is "Pinnacle Studio Quickstart for Video Editing". The hardware allows you to connect a VCR to the computer, and capture your video. When that is done the video can be edited and then burned to a DVD. The problem is the quality is poor. I now realize that the capture resolution is only 320 X 240 pixels. Pinnacle says I can upgrade to "Dazzle 90" which has a higher capture resolution. Adobe says it is the software that determines the capture resolution, not the hardware, and if I buy "Premiere Elements" I will get better quality. Any opinions?

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I don't know what computer system you have, but...
by Art / November 19, 2005 4:46 PM PST

my guess in this case it maybe both hardware and software. I might also add that premiere element won't do you much good here. Have you thought of getting a dvd recorder? The price are certainly dropping down to where even I can afford it now.

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by Esw88 / November 19, 2005 9:47 PM PST

I have a DVD recorder, but I would like to do some editing on my PC before burning a DVD. My PC is a Dell 4700, Media Edition.

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Here is how I edit my recorded video.
by Art / November 20, 2005 12:05 AM PST
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I use "DvdShrink". However I do have problem using dvdshrink for multiple session recording so now I just use single session if I think I am going to edit the video (using dvd+/-RW media).

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RE: Capture Rate
by Esw88 / November 19, 2005 10:57 PM PST

I guess my question really is: Is the capture rate determined by the piece of hardware used to connect the VCR to the PC, OR the software OR both?

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I am no expert...
by Art / November 20, 2005 12:25 AM PST
In reply to: RE: Capture Rate

so I won't/can'T answer the question but I can tell you about my experience with this. My computer speed is 733mhz. with 512mb ram. I installed a pci capture card; the resolution was so bad (worst than what you are getting now). I now have an external USB2 capturing device made by Adaptec (dvd media center) which I can get dvd resolution but I can't use this computer for video (no multi-tasking).

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