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I am using Roxio VHS to DV(Version 1.1.124; 4.50.13a) and I have a few questions regarding the program. I am transfeering old VHS tapes to an MPEG file and then saving them on a portable hard drive. I am using the Roxio RCA cables, the USB stick and software which all came together. Mostly things are working great but, now I have some video quality problems when I click "capture".

 

What is the best capture Setting? What is the difference between the settings?

 

DV

DVD HQ

DVD SP

DVD LP

VCD

 

I have noticed when the VCR is running the feed looks good and is not jumping around and the sound is not cutting out. How come when I hit "capture" and start recording the sound starts to cut out and the video starts to jump around?

 

Is there a setting I can change to help?

 

Thanks;

kevmel

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Hello All;

 

I am using Roxio VHS to DV(Version 1.1.124; 4.50.13a) and I have a few questions regarding the program. I am transfeering old VHS tapes to an MPEG file and then saving them on a portable hard drive. I am using the Roxio RCA cables, the USB stick and software which all came together. Mostly things are working great but, now I have some video quality problems when I click "capture".

 

What is the best capture Setting? What is the difference between the settings?

 

DV

DVD HQ

DVD SP

DVD LP

VCD

 

I have noticed when the VCR is running the feed looks good and is not jumping around and the sound is not cutting out. How come when I hit "capture" and start recording the sound starts to cut out and the video starts to jump around?

 

Is there a setting I can change to help?

 

Thanks;

kevmel

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Hi All;

 

I am having some problems after I click "Catpure Now" with my Roxio VHS to DVD software. I am using the software and components as explained in the instructions and all is good.....except during the "Capture Now" transfer event the software keeps cutting out and asks me if I want to save the file. Is there any way to turn this function off?

 

I realize that my VHS tape may not be of great quality and there is only so much the software can do. I would like to keep recording anyway since it is the only video I have.

 

Thank you in advance;

Kevin

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Hi All;

 

I am having some problems after I click "Catpure Now" with my Roxio VHS to DVD software. I am using the software and components as explained in the instructions and all is good.....except during the "Capture Now" transfer event the software keeps cutting out and asks me if I want to save the file. Is there any way to turn this function off?

 

I realize that my VHS tape may not be of great quality and there is only so much the software can do. I would like to keep recording anyway since it is the only video I have.

 

Thank you in advance;

Kevin

Have you played the captured video file? Does it also have the problems. The preview window is not an indicator of what the captured video looks like. The sound/jump problems may be due to your system not being able to keep up with the capture and is dropping frames. You of course should not be running any other programs when capturing.

 

The best capture setting is DV and mpg HQ as they give the highest quality.

The program stops recording if it hits a blank spot on the tape and it thinks it is at the end of the tape. Just save the file and start recording again. This happens with some VHS recorders but not all.

There is not setting that will change the behaviour.

 

One workaround is to feed the VHS signal into a DVD player and then feed the output to the capture device. The DVD player may createa continuous signal that does not stop Roxio capture.

 

NXT is a suite of programs that includes more advanced editing and DVD burning. It also contains a lot of other utilities for working with photos, audio, making copies, etc. It also includes a VHS2DVD capture program but that is quite limited in what it can do.

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DV HQ is much lower in quality ~ DV is what you want, the rest aren't even worth consideration...

 

Please answer Walt's question and include your PC Specs like you see in our sig blocks ;)

 

tazbat: since it is likely that you don't even have the same software you problem would be better served if you start a New Topic and spell it out! Much better than butting into someone else's problem.

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DV HQ is much lower in quality ~ DV is what you want, the rest aren't even worth consideration...

 

Please answer Walt's question and include your PC Specs like you see in our sig blocks ;)

 

tazbat: since it is likely that you don't even have the same software you problem would be better served if you start a New Topic and spell it out! Much better than butting into someone else's problem.

 

Jim, the user asked about DVD HQ not DV HQ and there is not that much quality difference between DV and DVD HQ

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Hello;

 

Thank you for your quick response "Digital Guru"! I did playback the captured video and it is even worse than what appeared on the live sscreen while recording. Just so you are clear, I did not want a whole bunch of starts and stops since it drops out in less than a minuite and I was hoping to record/copy the whole thing through till the end (up to 6 hrs). Is there a way to turn this off?

 

I should let you know a couple more things; the version of VHS to DVD I have is older from 2008, does that matter?

 

I am sorry, can you further explain what you mean by "One workaround is to feed the VHS signal into a DVD player and then feed the output to the capture device. The DVD player may create a continuous signal that does not stop Roxio capture". Do you mean RCA cable from VHS player to DVD player to my computer? I am tranfeering directly to my computer using "capture video" and then saving the MPEG on a portable hard drive for long term storage.

 

I do not have any other programs running whille I am transfeering.

 

My computer is older (2006) and I will display the specs;

 

Velocity VT1000I Value System

Intel Celeron 336 2.8GHz Processor

Intel D101GGCL Motherboard

Kingston 512MB PC3200 DDR Ram

Velocity C583 Case w/410 Power

Supply Seagate 80GB SATA II Hard Drive

Drive LG 16x16 Dual-Layer DVD-RW Drive

Onboard Audio Onboard Video

Microsoft Windows XP H

Monster Cable D. PC 800 RP Comp

Power Centre

 

Really the help I am asking for is this;

 

Is my computer to old and slow for this transfeering and maybe that is part of the problem? Would a newer computer make a difference?

 

Would a newer version of the software make any difference?

 

Not really sure what to do here as I have alot of tapes to transfeer over (25) and I cannot get the Roxio VHS to DVD to stop cutting out. If I started a new file everytime the software cut out I would literally have hundreds. I had some problems finding the anwsers to my post. Do you know the easiest way after I sign in?

 

Any help is greatly appreciated!

 

Thank you;

kevmel

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Hello;

 

Thank you for your quick response "Digital Guru"! I did playback the captured video and it is even worse than what appeared on the live sscreen while recording. Just so you are clear, I did not want a whole bunch of starts and stops since it drops out in less than a minuite and I was hoping to record/copy the whole thing through till the end (up to 6 hrs). Is there a way to turn this off?

 

I should let you know a couple more things; the version of VHS to DVD I have is older from 2008, does that matter?

 

I am sorry, can you further explain what you mean by "One workaround is to feed the VHS signal into a DVD player and then feed the output to the capture device. The DVD player may create a continuous signal that does not stop Roxio capture". Do you mean RCA cable from VHS player to DVD player to my computer? I am tranfeering directly to my computer using "capture video" and then saving the MPEG on a portable hard drive for long term storage.

 

I do not have any other programs running whille I am transfeering.

 

My computer is older (2006) and I will display the specs;

 

Velocity VT1000I Value System

Intel Celeron 336 2.8GHz Processor

Intel D101GGCL Motherboard

Kingston 512MB PC3200 DDR Ram

Velocity C583 Case w/410 Power

Supply Seagate 80GB SATA II Hard Drive

Drive LG 16x16 Dual-Layer DVD-RW Drive

Onboard Audio Onboard Video

Microsoft Windows XP H

Monster Cable D. PC 800 RP Comp

Power Centre

 

Really the help I am asking for is this;

 

Is my computer to old and slow for this transfeering and maybe that is part of the problem? Would a newer computer make a difference?

 

Would a newer version of the software make any difference?

 

Not really sure what to do here as I have alot of tapes to transfeer over (25) and I cannot get the Roxio VHS to DVD to stop cutting out. If I started a new file everytime the software cut out I would literally have hundreds. I had some problems finding the anwsers to my post. Do you know the easiest way after I sign in?

 

Any help is greatly appreciated!

 

Thank you;

kevmel

 

Don't even try to capture a 6 VHS hour video in one session even if you could do it. That 6 hour tape may be a reason you get the drop-outs. The quality will also be very poor. If there a gaps on your tape the program may stop capturing at each gap.

 

My workaround is from VHS - DVD player - Roxio capture device - Computer.

 

Of course I think you main problem, I don't think a Celeron is capable of the required task. Also 80Gb hard drive is not enough for this job. How much free space on that drive?

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Ok, I hear what you are saying. I am sorry I still don't understand what the DVD player is doing. You mean RCA cables from VHS player to DVD player then into computer through Roxio supplied cables? Please clarify and I will try it out.

 

There is about 75GB of free space on the hard drive. There is some info below your response, is this the computer recommended. If not what is the minimum specs you would suggest?

 

Would a newer software version help?

 

If I do ever get this working, I will take your advice and only record at 1hr intervals and these are the only VHS tapes I have and they are all recorded at 6hr. These are the family videos before digitals cameras were invented. Even if the quality is poor it is better than nothing if the VHS tapes become compromised.

 

 

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