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Old August 26th, 2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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DVHSCap workflow

I'm strugling to capture 60p, hopefully someone may enlight me.
I've downloaded Firewire SDK from Apple's developer's site and many applications came within it: AVCBrowser, DVHSCap, VirtualDV, VirtualDVHS... What's the workflow here?
Tried DVHSCap but it says: "Cannot capture because no DVHS/HDV device has been detected". Camera (HD100) is on and I'm able to play using AVCBrowser but can't preview nor capture anything. Any thoughts?

Appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #2
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Nope, there is another application in there called AVC Cap that you need to use. DVHS emulates a physical DVHS tape deck that works via firewire. I've actually recorded and played back HD off the air by connecting my HDTV firewire output to the Mac and using DVHS.

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Old August 26th, 2008, 10:52 PM   #3
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AVCvideoCap did the trick. Thanks, Greg.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:51 AM   #4
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For the record...
I use DVHScap for all my stream captures with my JVC BR-HD50 deck. It has the remote "deck" controls that make the operation much easier. Both these apps need to recognize the connected hardware - I don't see why AVC would recognize when DVHScap wouldn't.
I preview footage using monitor attached to deck.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 04:05 PM   #5
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Skip MPEGStreamclip for this particular task (use it for many, many others) and get ClipWrap which makes a cleaner QuickTime file and quicker.
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