1 Hour Analog capture - Cards known for stability? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 23rd, 2010, 02:14 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Posts: 103
1 Hour Analog capture - Cards known for stability?

Looking for a simple analog s-video capture pci card that works with Premiere Pro or Vegas under Vista/Win7. Hauppauge 1250 analog capture samples I made looked horrible, and the ATi Wonder card BSOD'd.

Gunshy, big time. Firewire will not enumerate with our mobo/NB combination, otherwise I'd be going through a Canopus 110 or a digi-cam a/d.

Need card that a) captures long runs of an hour or longer with no hiccups, b) works with Vista and c) can has hardware encoding on analog/s-video signals.

Thanks guys
Ted Bragg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2010, 08:15 AM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 2,257
Why not play your composite signal in to a DVCAM / HDV deck, and use the firewire out to capture digitally in to your computer?

This would bypass the need for a specialised card.

Andrew
Andrew Smith is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2010, 11:32 AM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Posts: 103
Using a digital camcorder with a passthrough is preferable, but our Vista machine's firewire ports do not work. Vista will not 'enumerate' them, even with the suggested registry edit. Something to do with the mobo and northbridge controller.

Analog capture boards worked like a dream for me, under Win98 and XP. Now with Vista and Win7 out, and the horror stories I keep reading...I'm trying to make the right purchase.

We had a TV Wonder, but the capacitors MELTED, and a Hauppauge 150 worked until we fixed a sound issue...

One thing after another, it seemed. We were using a Aiptek hand-held camcorder/pvr and recording straight to SD card. It was perfect. Then it died. :-(

Soooo....that's why I'm here, to find a permanent solution for our analog captures.
Ted Bragg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2010, 05:19 PM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 2,257
You do seem to suffer from a series of most unfortunate events.

You might have to spend the money to make things right, even if it means shelling out a few dollars for a third-party firewire adapter card to go in to your computer.

Andrew

Last edited by Andrew Smith; February 24th, 2010 at 06:54 PM.
Andrew Smith is online now   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:04 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network