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Dazzle DVC90 VCR Border - Too much!


Jeff Irok

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First post - Here's my background real quick - I have Roxio EAC 9 Deluxe and got the DVC90 with it. I run Vista, 2 GB Ram, duo core 2.13GHz, video card is a Radeon X1300, etc. When I installed v 9.0, it worked ok but I couldn't capture video because it crashed when I tried. When 9.1 came out, it started working, but only after a completely clean install (when I tried to install 9.1 on top of the previous installation, it didn't work.)

 

So I'm able to capture video now with Dazzle. I'm primarily interested in transferring my VCR tapes to DVD. The thing about it is that the bottom border of the screen flickers. I don't know how else to describe it. The area is about a dozen or so pixels high, just enough to notice. It looks like it did on an old TV when the horizontal hold was just about to go crazy.

 

I've used 2 different VCRs with the same result, and several different tapes. So I'm fairly confident that it's the DVC90 or the driver. I don't see any controls where I can tighten the border on the Dazzle.

 

It's kind of easy to ignore so I've been putting up with it. But sheesh, I'd rather it was gone. Am I the only one who has had this? Is there anything I can do about it?

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Thanks for the response, everyone....No, the tapes don't normally flicker on the tape. And after burning the DVD, i still see the flicker on the when I play the DVD. However.....I don't see it when I play it on my TV...! I guess my TV doesn't play that area of the virtual screen - which is fine with me! So I guess it's not as bad as I thought. The only downside is making mpegs from VCR tapes for use on PCs (not burning). Not that I have any current plans to do that, but I like having as many options as possible.

 

Anyway, thanks again!

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Thanks for the response, everyone....No, the tapes don't normally flicker on the tape. And after burning the DVD, i still see the flicker on the when I play the DVD. However.....I don't see it when I play it on my TV...! I guess my TV doesn't play that area of the virtual screen - which is fine with me! So I guess it's not as bad as I thought. The only downside is making mpegs from VCR tapes for use on PCs (not burning). Not that I have any current plans to do that, but I like having as many options as possible.

 

Anyway, thanks again!

 

It doesn't show on the TV, because of the overscan of televisions.

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The thing about it is that the bottom border of the screen flickers.
Something that everyone gets and can not be avoided. How bad it is depends on the recorded tape and the VCR that plays it back. This is the area on the tape where the video heads switch to read. Normally this is not seen on a regular TV because of overscan. On a PC, you 'see' the entire signal being recorded. When you burn this to a DVD, it should not be visible when viewed.
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First post - Here's my background real quick - I have Roxio EAC 9 Deluxe and got the DVC90 with it. I run Vista, 2 GB Ram, duo core 2.13GHz, video card is a Radeon X1300, etc. When I installed v 9.0, it worked ok but I couldn't capture video because it crashed when I tried. When 9.1 came out, it started working, but only after a completely clean install (when I tried to install 9.1 on top of the previous installation, it didn't work.)

 

So I'm able to capture video now with Dazzle. I'm primarily interested in transferring my VCR tapes to DVD. The thing about it is that the bottom border of the screen flickers. I don't know how else to describe it. The area is about a dozen or so pixels high, just enough to notice. It looks like it did on an old TV when the horizontal hold was just about to go crazy.

 

I've used 2 different VCRs with the same result, and several different tapes. So I'm fairly confident that it's the DVC90 or the driver. I don't see any controls where I can tighten the border on the Dazzle.

 

It's kind of easy to ignore so I've been putting up with it. But sheesh, I'd rather it was gone. Am I the only one who has had this? Is there anything I can do about it?

 

Did you burn it to a DVD, or is it on your computer, ready to burn to a DVD? If you burned it on a DVD, do you see the flicker when playing on a set top DVD player connected to your television?

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