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video capture

by sadie06 / December 31, 2004 12:28 AM PST

I have a Dell 8400 pc. It has a tv out, a dvd+rw, a legacy video capture device, 128MB PCI Express x16 ATI Radeon x300 SE.

My question is: can I connect a vcr to my pc to transfer video to dvd. And how??

my s-video cable connects to my pc but not to my vcr or video camera, is there a cable converter?

I have tried asking just about everywhere.

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I have this
by Oil_Tan / December 31, 2004 12:59 AM PST
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by sadie06 / December 31, 2004 1:11 AM PST
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Thanks, I will try Radio you know if that will allow me to get the video to my pc?? Thanks again

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answer this...
by Oil_Tan / December 31, 2004 9:31 AM PST
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1. What does the super vid cord plug into exactly on your computer? It is labeled IN? Some card or?
2. Type of software used to capture?
3. Things to help vid capture follow.
No spyware at all.
Updated mother board drivers.
UDMA on.
Other programs that run in background turned off.
Clean and defragged harddrive.
Harddrive with enough capture space.

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by sadie06 / December 31, 2004 10:24 PM PST
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I have a sound card that has a "line in connector and I have (sofware) sonic dvd, and Windows movie maker. Pent 4, 512mb,128 mb pci, dvi/vga/tv-out radeon x300, dvd+rw,cyberlink software decoding. in my device manager a legacy video capture device is listed. Thank you for your help and any advice you have to offer.

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now we have to...
by Oil_Tan / January 1, 2005 8:33 PM PST
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Not familiar with sonic dvd. You are using Sonic to transfer video to pc? And thats what is not detecting your cam/input port?
Next, we need to identify your legacy video capture device.
Last, would help to know pc brand and model. If custom built list mobo.

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VCR to PC to DVD
by timwerx / December 31, 2004 10:08 AM PST
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Canopus ADVC100
by svea / December 31, 2004 1:11 PM PST
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Does ADVC100 require an additional capture card?
I am running WinXP on PIV 512Ram.
Using Audigy2 for audio but am unhappy with my current old ADS Instant DVD USB 1.1. The resulting MPEG2 file, burnt to DVD with Roxio has trouble with Set top player: no audio. Plays OK on PC.
Svea Dietrich

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by timwerx / December 31, 2004 5:46 PM PST
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No, it needs no capture card, just an IEEE 1394 (firewire) port. Your video software will see it as a digital device.

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by sadie06 / December 31, 2004 10:37 PM PST
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so if i install a firewire port i will be able to connect my video 8 camcorder directly to my pc? my camcorder is not digital, does that matter? i have been reading so many conflicting reports. i also have many old vhs format that i want to save on dvd, can a vcr also be connected to the firewire port? thanks for your help. any more advice is much appreciated.

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by timwerx / January 1, 2005 9:22 AM PST
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My last reply was for your post before it. You would still need the Canopus or other device to convert from analog to digital, then from there it would go into your firewire port.

Once you have it set up you can just as easily connect your VCR to it and digitize/import/edit video from VHS tapes, and make DVDs if desired.

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video capture
by jcrobso / January 3, 2005 12:36 AM PST
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You can use one of the cables from the other post. Most newer capture cards have both composite and s-video. Be sure to read timwerx's link. I have added a couple of links, the video card at tirger works well is low cost, it comes withsome software but WMM2 is probaly better.
Pinnacle makes a fullrange of products lots of options there. If your thinking of buying a digitial cameracorded many of them will covnert analog video to digitial and output it on firewire to your pc, so you might want to consider this option. John

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