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Old 03-15-05, 06:45 AM
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Hi all,

Have a few ??'s about DVD that I'm having trouble getting the answer for and I know they are out there in plain site somewhere. I've tried the DVD FAQ at another site and that really didn't address my issue and then I just did a search at this sites archive to try and find something but so far no luck.
So I'm hoping someone can help direct me to a place or have some answers or a place that I can go and find them.

I'll include my systems layout at the end of this but pls let me address some of the issues and ??'s that I'm having first.

There are basically two problems that I'd like to fix but each has several other issues branches off of it that i COULD REALLY USE SOME ADVICE ON.

I've been burning my own DVD for several months but mostly either creating my own slide show type of things or just making copies of stuff I've been getting. So in a real DVD sense I'm a newbie but still know my way around a little.

1. Getting a break down of the video I'm trying to transfer from VHS to DVD. It, the pic breakdown , appears at the top of the screen and I get the sense that it due to too much luminence from the tape, an over-saturation, and in attempting to get it into my pc it's too much for the video card to handle. I'm making this attempt using a composite link from my vhs to my pc via the brand new ATI 9600xt video card w/128mg memory, 1 GB ram, AMD 1.8 Athlon. I've got close to half a terra in HD(additional 200 gbs USB backup).
The breakdown is spotty in that it occurrs during the very brightest of scenes instaed of all the way though the video.

I'm curious to find out that "IF" I was to get a S-Video deck and hook that up using the s-video connector whether that might fix the problem
OR, would using that same link give me a much better pic quality via S-Video. I always thought s-vid was better than composite but then I got some (bad?) info off this other site that suggested that comp was better than s-vid??????

2. While traferring the vhs > dvd the audio is OUT OF SYNC

What gives?

I just knew this card and my 1GB sdram would be able to keep up? ATI site recommends two processors but they also state that a 700mhz chip could keep up and is the minumum requirement

I've decided to keep this simple and short so if you could offer up any help I'd be very appreciative. I can always address more points should I start to get some feedback


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Old 03-15-05, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by jag32266
I've decided to keep this simple and short...

Seriously, I would check out this site: http://www.videohelp.com/
Specifically: http://www.videohelp.com/capture
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You didn't mention what program you're using to capture, or what the quality of the pre-recorded tape was. Those make a huge difference.

For the audio sync problems, I think thats' a general ATI problem. I had it when I was using an AIW 8500DV card, and my pc was 2.53GhZ with 1 gig of ram I wound up using virtualdub (http://www.virtualdub.com) to capture the video, and that helped keep the a/v in sync for all but the worst tape. Video that's degraded or jumpy just has too much stuff going on for all but the fastest computers to process, I think.

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Hey you two, that already looks helpful and I've started lookiing at both the www sites you all mentioned. So thanks very much... hopefully this will cure my problems and I won't have to ask too much more

Again, thanks very much.
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Stop using the AIW, buy this:


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