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Analog Capture Problems


Corey

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I have a Sony Vaio computer about 3 years old. I installed Roxio 7 today to try to capture analog video. The computer came with a built in analog capture card that uses av type inputs and I connected a panasonic VHSC camcorder. Roxio recognizes that there is an analog input and calls it SMRT capture in the choices for devices. This looks like the right thing for an analog camcorder or VCR. However Roxio does not capture any video or audio. The display screen within Roxio never shows the video. I did a search on this topic and the only thing I found was there may be issues with Roxio working with the Sony Vaio computer?

 

I'd like to use Roxio instead of the Click to DVD that Sony supplies. I can get the Click to DVD to work most of the time but it has a tendency to die in the conversion to DVD process.

 

Any suggestions to try for setup or work arounds?

 

Thanks in advance.

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I've also got a Sony Vaio about 3 years old.

 

I can capture through their capture card and use Easy Media Creator 7, but I have to use the IEEE 1394 (firewire) connections on the Sony capture card.

 

Easy Media Creator Capture was designed to capture through the firewire.

 

You're using analog to digital capture through their capture card ( using AV inputs ) so you're going to have to use their software. Once you import the video, you should be able to edit it in EMC7.

 

You might want to check the Sony website. I think they have some updates for their software to make it work better.

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I've also got a Sony Vaio about 3 years old.

 

I can capture through their capture card and use Easy Media Creator 7, but I have to use the IEEE 1394 (firewire) connections on the Sony capture card.

 

Easy Media Creator Capture was designed to capture through the firewire.

 

You're using analog to digital capture through their capture card ( using AV inputs ) so you're going to have to use their software. Once you import the video, you should be able to edit it in EMC7.

 

You might want to check the Sony website. I think they have some updates for their software to make it work better.

 

Icapture analog video via av plugs with MyDVD v7 and it works. I can't with EMC 9 though. I'm curious though. do they make a VHS player with Firewire? Maybe that's what I need to use EMC 9.

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EMC7 does NOT require firewire for capturing video (I've been capturing for several years without it).... though EMC7 can do it either way. I have a digital Sony video recorder, but I use the analog output to send to an ATI analog card on my AMD based computer. The computer does care whether it is a video camera or a VHS player or a DVD player. It looks at whatever analog signal comes down those wires. EMC7 simply looks at the card and captures the analog signals into a digital file. The card also came with software to do the same thing. Of course, if you wish to get a bit better quality and take advantage of the encoded timestamps, then the firewire is required for hooking up to that type of output plug in your video camera. VHS players shouldn't have firewire since it is stored as an analog type signal (I think).

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. EMC7 simply looks at the card and captures the analog signals into a digital file. ........ take advantage of the encoded timestamps, then the firewire is required for hooking up to that type of output plug in your video camera. .

 

Not exactly. That capture card is converting the analog signal to a digital signal that EMC 7 then stores in a file.

 

If you capture with an IEEE 1394 port, the encoded timestamp will probably NOT be recognized by the program. If it's analog video, the timestamps are actually written on the tape and will be captured.

 

You have an ATI card that Roxio recognizes.

 

The poster has a card in the VAIO computer with a capture card that Roxio doesn't recognize and the software that came with the computer may have to be used to capture the audio and video.

 

Does the Click to DVD program have the option to capture to the hard drive rather than a DVD? If it does, you might try capturing smaller segments of video at one time. Also, disconnect from the internet and turn off all programs running in the background like antivirus programs, spyware blockers, etc. Anything that uses the computer while you're trying to capture might interfer with the capture process.

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