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Capture Vhs Video



I had problems with photosuite and videowave. On Jim Hardings' advice I did a clean reinstall (several of them) and appeared to have a fully functioning programme - music & photo suite side of things working fine and I was very happy (once again, thank you Jim). I have now turned to checking out the video capture, processing and burning side.


Used a VHS tape with 3 videos on it - there is no copy protection - this is a tape I made myself.


From the EMC 10 home page, selected 'Video, Capture Video' and captured the first video OK, edited it in Videowave, created an image, then burned the image to a DVD using My DVD. Plays back on my video player and quality is as good as it can be.


Been away for a few days and now trying to capture the second video from the same tape. The Video capture window shows 'no signal' and I am at a loss as to what to do.


The VHS player is connected by coaxial cable directly from the VHS player aerial out socket to the PC capture card input socket.

I have checked the cable by watching live TV through Windows Media Centre (WMC). Also tried a different cable. The VHS tape plays through WMC and I can record through that with both of the cables I have used.


I have not changed any settings in Roxio Media Import. The tuner (type shown in my signature) shows in the drop down list (only item listed). Input shows 'video tuner'. In Options, settings are:-


TV standard: PAL_1,

Country: United Kingdom,

Tuner Input type: Cable - doesn't make any difference if I change it to Antenna.


Am I missing something? Can anyone suggest anything?


Many thanks


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It sounds as if the settings on the capture card have changed if it can't 'see' the input from the VCR. Capturing from the co-ax socket on the card using the RF connection from the VCR should work - check that your input is tuned to the correct channel (usually between 36 and 40) - it used to be standard on 36 until Channel 5 came along and made a lot of work for TV repair techs retuning the machines :lol


Personally, I use a scart to RCA adaptor from the VCR to the video and audio sockets. Maplin have a switched adapter that allows both signal in (to VCR) and out (from VCR)



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