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I´m transferring my VHS family videos from my analog camera´s video output to my PC using Roxio Media Import. The capture is running normally but at random times it stops and the status changes from "Capturing.." to "Signal Protected" and then asks me to save what has been captured so far.

 

One thing I have noticed is that right before the capturing stops, the video gets a bit distorted but it is just for 1-2 seconds and then it goes normally. I imagine this is due to small physical defects on the tape.

 

When this happens I have to stop the source video and restart the capture. I can not capture the whole video in one shot but in several sections and I like this it will take forever.

 

My capture device is a Hauppauge WinTV 885 Video Capture running on Windows Vista.

 

Please advice.

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It sounds very like 'drop-out' on the tape and there's nothing you can do about that. Quality is always going to be dependant on the source and, if your source has glitches, then the capture will also glitch.

 

I'm afraid that you will have to do as it says - capture in segments but it shouldn't take forever - just save it as avi or mpg to the hard drive and then 'stitch' the segments in videowave

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I´m transferring my VHS family videos from my analog camera´s video output to my PC using Roxio Media Import. The capture is running normally but at random times it stops and the status changes from "Capturing.." to "Signal Protected" and then asks me to save what has been captured so far.

 

One thing I have noticed is that right before the capturing stops, the video gets a bit distorted but it is just for 1-2 seconds and then it goes normally. I imagine this is due to small physical defects on the tape.

 

When this happens I have to stop the source video and restart the capture. I can not capture the whole video in one shot but in several sections and I like this it will take forever.

 

My capture device is a Hauppauge WinTV 885 Video Capture running on Windows Vista.

 

Please advice.

Cheers,

 

I've in the past captured my vhs tapes onto a separate dvd recorder (which records non-copyrighted materials, signal or no signal) and then captured that dvd onto my pc w/ the capture program in EMC10. Hardly efficient, but no babysitting required. ;) Once captured, edit to your heart's content in Videowave.

 

Depends on what works for you, how many family videos you have, and how much time you can be at your pc. :rolleyes:

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