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Old 07-23-03, 09:27 AM
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Tv Capture Card settings? help!

I am using a 1.4 ghz Athlon, WinXP, 768 ram, 120gb os 7200 rpm storage space... blah blah blah


I want to capture hour long television shows with my WinTv 2000 software, what video and audio settings should I use? I have a LOT of video codecs installed since this is a video editing machine primarily. DIVX 5.02 captures pretty well sometimes, but i can't seem to get the settings right to save to reasonable file sizes...



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Old 07-25-03, 10:00 AM
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Re: Tv Capture Card settings? help!

Originally posted by taktheride
I am using a 1.4 ghz Athlon, WinXP, 768 ram, 120gb os 7200 rpm storage space... blah blah blah


I want to capture hour long television shows with my WinTv 2000 software, what video and audio settings should I use? I have a LOT of video codecs installed since this is a video editing machine primarily. DIVX 5.02 captures pretty well sometimes, but i can't seem to get the settings right to save to reasonable file sizes...



Any tips?


Marc
What is a reasonable file size for you?

When I save an hours worth of a TV show, the file size can be anywhere between 2.3G to 3.3G and I always use the highest quality setting.
Old 07-27-03, 10:05 PM
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Well- I eventually want to encode these shows in the divx format... I guess 2-4gb file size would be fine since it would only be until i can encode it to divx. So give me any tips...Thanks.
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What are you guys using for capture cards? I'd prefer one with dual head.

The last capture card I bought was crappo! Was supposed to be good... was the talk of the town... was crappo.
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Originally posted by Wolf Husky
What are you guys using for capture cards? I'd prefer one with dual head.

The last capture card I bought was crappo! Was supposed to be good... was the talk of the town... was crappo.
I haven't heard of the manufacturer Crappo. It sounds a bit... ******. Ho ho ho
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i have a dual-head video card (Matrox G400+ or soemthing like that), but a seperate capture/tv card. its old, but it works fine, and it was free...
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I do my capture in what is listed as "DVD High Quality" in ATI multimedia center's settings then later use Flask to convert it to whatever bitrate MP3 audio and Divx video I want. Then I use Virtualdub to edit out the commercials. Card is AIW Radeon 9700 Pro.
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thanks Darren.

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