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Old June 22nd, 2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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How to capture from TV to Vegas??

Hi All,

I need to capture a program from TV to Vegas. How can I do that? Please take me through the steps.


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Old June 22nd, 2009, 07:55 PM   #2
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Tuner -> convertor -> firewire -> computer

Use a convertor like the Canopus ADVC series to convert the signal from analog to standard DV. Then you can capture as DV-AVI and edit away. Make sure you turn OFF "Device Control".
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 07:26 PM   #3
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note: I think it will capture at an ungodly rate though; maybe full avi, not even DV. Not sure, but look out for it. Wouldn't want you to be troubleshooting and out of disc space once the tv show starts. I think I tried it once early on. I don't know if there's a way to change the capture mode.
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maybe the canpopus device as Ed referred to addresses this issue... sorry :-)
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The Canopus as Ed suggested is good or find a used consumer camcorer that has analog pass through. Plus an A/V cable (Red/White/Yellow RCA > 1/8" male plug) from your TV to the camcorder and firewire from the camera to your PC. Then you can use Vegas or any other capture program to catch the feed as DV-AVI and you're in business.
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maybe the canpopus device as Ed referred to addresses this issue... sorry :-)
Yea, the Canopus ADVC series captures DV25 at 13GB/hr the same as if you were capturing from a miniDV camcorder.

If this is a one time event, using your camcorder is the cheapest approach. If you are doing this professionally, the ADVC will give you great quality. If this is just for yourself, you might want to just buy a TV capture card for your PC (like those from Hauppauge). These are much cheaper and their primary purpose is to capture TV shows so the software has a programming guide and the ability to set a timed recording like a VCR. Most of these cards capture MPEG2 so that they are ready to burn directly to DVD. You could also edit the files in Vegas but you can't capture from these TV cards in Vegas due to their proprietary interfaces.

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Old June 26th, 2009, 06:03 AM   #6
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All excellent advice but if you want to avoid the hassle of inter-connecting cables might it not be a good idea to try recording the programme to a DVD using your DVD recorder and then importing this disk into Vegas? Haven't tried it but might be worth a shot.

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