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elmolincoln

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I can capture digital video tapes fine from my Sony camcorder using a firewire. But I can only figure out how to do it in real time. Is there a way to capture an entire tape without having to sit through the entire tape? I guess it's not that big of a deal. I can always just let it play through while I go do something else. I'm just wondering if I'm missing something.

 

Elmo

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Change the setting to Smart Scan. Fairly quick like watching and capturing scens on fast-forwar. You can the hold CTRL key and pik only the scenes to import. I'm learning all this stuff while trying to figure out why Roxio will not reconize the AVI's after the are downloaded... :)

 

Andy W.

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I did the smartscan, and then highlighted the scenes I wanted to capture. It then captures the scenes, but in real time. Maybe this is normal. I was just wondering if there is a way to make it capture the scenes quickly -- like a high speed copy, rather than just letting the scenes play through at normal speed.

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I did the smartscan, and then highlighted the scenes I wanted to capture. It then captures the scenes, but in real time. Maybe this is normal. I was just wondering if there is a way to make it capture the scenes quickly -- like a high speed copy, rather than just letting the scenes play through at normal speed.

I don't think here is no such a thing as "high-speed" capture with EMC 8, all capturing is done in real time. Perhaps there is other software/hardware that can do it but I am sure in would cost quite a bit more. If when capturing in "real time" you may lose a lot of data if your system is not good enough to keep up with the incoming data.

 

Instead of using SmartScan you can also use the manual scan. Just advance the tape to a point a few secons before the scene you want to capture and then start capturing. You then stop the capture if you have everything captured

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As far as I know, there is no such thing in ANY software. I have several video editors and they all capture in 'real time' through firewire.

 

There is technology that eliminates the tape altogether. It's an external hard drive that you hook directly to the camcorder via firewire. You then edit directly from the drive. No capturing needed.

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I found one mildly interesting effect playing around with this. If you fastforward on your camcorder while capturing, you get a fast-forward capture. So, when you insert it into a videowave project, you get a fastforward special effect. I suppose it would work reversing while capturing, too. I don't think you can do that in videowave otherwise. Not sure why anyone would want to do this, unless you're Benny Hill.

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