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Capture Now Remains Ghosted Out. Can't Capture


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Dear Roxio Creator 2009 Experts,

We just purchased Creator 2009. I'm using a PC running windows XP. We attempted to capture video from a DVCam deck. Inputed Svideo into our capture card. The program recognized the capture card and we selected it. However, the Capture Now button remains ghosted out. (Video is visible in capture window). Very disapointing. Manual explains nothing. Roxio help site has nothing (disapointing again). So...I ask you... experienced users...to help me.

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San Joaquin Delta College

 

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Dear Roxio Creator 2009 Experts,

We just purchased Creator 2009. I'm using a PC running windows XP. We attempted to capture video from a DVCam deck. Inputed Svideo into our capture card. The program recognized the capture card and we selected it. However, the Capture Now button remains ghosted out. (Video is visible in capture window). Very disapointing. Manual explains nothing. Roxio help site has nothing (disapointing again). So...I ask you... experienced users...to help me.

Thanks!

James Vergara

San Joaquin Delta College

 

Since you say you are trying to capture from a DV camcorder (ie tape), you should be using a Firewire connection, (USB does not work well if at al) as recommended in the Help system.

 

BTW, it is advisable to remove you e-mail address from your posts unless you want to receive lots of spam mail.l

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Since you say you are trying to capture from a DV camcorder (ie tape), you should be using a Firewire connection, (USB does not work well if at al) as recommended in the Help system.

 

BTW, it is advisable to remove you e-mail address from your posts unless you want to receive lots of spam mail.l

 

Thanks for the reply. Actually, we are capturing from an older DVCAM Deck, then inputing into the capture card from the Svideo & audio outputs. According to the manual, as long as the capture device is selected, it should work. Video shows up in capture window. Don't know why it isn't working. Should be straight forward.

Thanks.

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Thanks for the reply. Actually, we are capturing from an older DVCAM Deck, then inputing into the capture card from the Svideo & audio outputs. According to the manual, as long as the capture device is selected, it should work. Video shows up in capture window. Don't know why it isn't working. Should be straight forward.

Thanks.

Sorry, I don't know what a "DVcam deck" is. Seems to me that since your video is digital, there should be no reason to fool around with analog and capture cards. :unsure:

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Sorry, I don't know what a "DVcam deck" is. Seems to me that since your video is digital, there should be no reason to fool around with analog and capture cards. :unsure:

DVCam is Sony's Professional digital format. The digital signal was recorded to tape only...the older decks did not have digital outputs! Basically, it would be the same as recording from a VHS or old SVHS deck. Should be simple.

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DVCam is Sony's Professional digital format. The digital signal was recorded to tape only...the older decks did not have digital outputs! Basically, it would be the same as recording from a VHS or old SVHS deck. Should be simple.

 

VHS is analog; certainly not that same as a digital signal. What kind of output signal do you think that deck has? Analog? That would mean that the deck would have a digital to analog converter. It may but why?

 

I looked at that site and saw that the device has a ILink (Firewire) output. That is what you want to use.

 

Sony -- that explains it ! Use Sony software or contact them. They usually don't conform to standards they may have their own compression format on the video so you may have to capture and convert that video to a mpg2 file suing that software.

 

Where is that college? :unsure:

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