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Elgato Capture Card: Won't capture anythng

Q: Elgato Capture Card: Won't capture anythng

I bought this Elgato capture card yesterday and I've been trying to get it to work. I've updated my driver, and changed the video quality on both of my monitors, along with the profile (quality) on the software but I keep getting this message:

I don't know what it means by "video output format" but I want to be able to record off of it, so thank you in advance if you know how to help me.

http://postimg.org/image/xo9n729c7/
the image link, if you can't see it.

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Preferred Solution: Elgato Capture Card: Won't capture anythng

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Elgato Capture Card: Won't capture anythng

I'm not familiar with it. But based on the image, there is no input signal (upper right box - Game Capture HD "no signal").

So the error is likely trying to tell you to change the output video type of whatever you have connected.

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I have a home made computer. Please note that i did not make it, I am not very tech-y. It has windows xp.
I just bought an Elgato Game Capture HD so i can play video games and put them on youtube.
the Elgato does not support windows xp, it does support windows 7 sp1.
My questions is what can i do?
I have all of the programs that i need on my computer already. I dont really want to spend another some-hundred dollars on a new computer and the programs and whatever else i might need. Just want to know my options. If i need to spend money on a new computer or something, please assist me with what to look for -cheaply. If i need to get a new computer, i would prefer a laptop, though this is not a necessity.
 

A:Elgato game capture hd help

What platform are you playing the game son (PC, xbox, whichever)? Will make a difference to alternatives, depending on what you want to do- bit more detail please, sure we can sort it out for you
 

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I have absolutely no Idea how to fix this,
I recorded some GTA V Xbox One, with my Newly purchase Elgato Game Capture HD.
The only settings I changed is the resolution:
I put it at [email protected] (with allowance to use 60fps or whatever that tick box was).
When fast movements are made in game, when I record for example and I jump and fall off a car roof, as shown in this video I made (https://youtu.be/refYFmQPooc). You see very early on in that video what I am talking about.
Any and all helpful replies are very much appreciated!
Please reply asap

NOTE: Glitch First happens at 24 seconds into the video

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Whenever I plug in my elgato HD capture device my pc goes to a blue screen. So what happens is I plug my elgato into my computer and open up the elgato software (Game capture HD) And it initializes (I think that is how you spell it) the elgato and 5 seconds later it will crash... I tried to re-install the drivers and the Game capture HD Software but it still does the same thing. Here is a link to a video of my screen when it crashes - 
 
- Stormzeey 

A:Whenever I plug in my elgato HD capture device my pc goes to a blue screen

If anyone could help it would mean a lot!

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Just today I got an Elgato Game Capture HD so that I could record myself on YouTube playing XBOX 360, XBOX 1 and Retro Game Consoles. I installed the latest version of the Elgato Game Capture software which required me to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 and also required some sort of update for Windows 7. I also downloaded the latest version of the Elgato Game Capture HD Driver. I then opened up the Elgato Game Capture software only to find that it didn't recognize my Elgato Capture device. I went into the Device Manager only to find that there was a yellow ! under the Elgato Game Capture device. I double clicked it to see what the issue was and it gave me the Code 52 error. I tried typing something in CMD to solve the problem but that didn't help. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver but that didn't help. I know that the Device itself is not broken because when a console is hooked up to it then it would show on my HDMI monitor and Retro consoles are included.
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A:Elgato Game Capture HD Driver Problems Code 52

Update- I used Malwarebytes and Adwcleaner to remove viruses in case that was causing the issue. I also used wisecleaner to clean out my registry and here are the results-

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Let me know if U have any more suggestions for me as WiseCleaner still hasn't solved my problem yet.

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When I'm trying to record something in theater mode it looks good and smooth and hd. But when I record it with Elgato it says "deinterlacing" and after that it looks laggy / crappy / not hd. I need to record good Black Ops 2 material with my ps3 / elgato please help me!

I heard that with ps3 you can get the quality better with some other wires, can someone explain how?

If you need anything else like my settings or computer specs please tell me!

I'm using Mac by the way.

-Maze

Please help!
 

A:Elgato Game Capture Device PROBLEM with Black Ops 2 [HELPME!]

Sounds like a configuration issue in your recording software/configuration.

There is no reason to deinterlace the video as it's a progressive signal (ie: 1080P) and you want to record it as a progressive signal (1080P).

As far as cables go, that device doesn't appear to offer an input options. Looks like you should be using an HDMI cable. For the most part, HDMI cables either work or they don't.
 

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Does anybody know if there are any capture cards that are actually recognized by the Vista OS?

I recently got my laptop from dell and vista works fine its just the fact i would like to get a USB port Capture Card.

Anybody have any advice for me?

Thanks

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I recieve folowing error when attempting to perform image capture on mat after update. Request to capture Moment failed with new HPPC_RESULT value as [1.0.d.a0088888] (HPPC_ERROR_EMPTY)

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Hi,
I recently purchase a DIY desktop computer but it does not come with a firewire port. I installed one on the pci slot and it was detected by the computer.
Now when I pluged in a 6 to 4 pin firewire cable to my DV cam, I could not do a capture in either the Movie Maker or Premier Elements. It says 'no capture device detected'.
I checked on the hardware under device manager, and it shows that the firewire card is working properly.
I also tried using the USB port on the DV cam to capture, but it was not detected. I heard that it requires a seperate driver from JVC manufacturer. My Cam model is GR-D270.
I would appeciate alot for any answer to my problems.
 

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I don't know why, but the capture program on my laptop crashes whenever I hit "stop capture" after recording some gameplay footage. The software is up to date (2.0) and I don't know what else to do other than uninstall and reinstall the software. I was recording some gameplay footage earlier today and the program crashed as I hit stop recording. The video file didn't appear when I opened the program again but an m2ts file of the capture did appear in my videos folder with a bugged mp4 file. Options?

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Just recently got a capture card, and i can get it to work but the only problem is now i cant play in HD.

I gotta take the plugs from my xbox that go to my tv and plug them into the card(R,Y,W), luckily i have the HD cables too so i can still see it on my tv if i switch off HD. If i switch the component to HD i cant see the picture on my PC anymore.

My tv does not have a video output(i think) it only has audio output.

Question is how can I use the HD and still see it on both screens? confused!!

DVD's have outputs so its fine but for my consoles how do i set that up?
 

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First Posting
I'm having trouble with a Leadtek 2000xp card. When I record from T.V. or V.H.S. the sound goes out of sync after about 10 mins.
I'm running with win xp, a celeron 2.4g processor, 512m ram and a spare 80 g hard drive.
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A:Capture Card

Video is cpu, ram and hdd intensive app. So try and run less apps while doing video , try and update to the lastest video and audio drivers.
HTH
 

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the tv capture card i got with my comp is a piece of junk. the software that came with it doesnt do the job, and eventually crashed. i had to install alternative drivers and use a special program to view and another to record programs. but they record as .ts files which are a pain to convert. secondly the card i have doesnt have stereo inputs so i cant connect my vcr to dub. so im after a new card. the one i already have didnt cost me anything so im not fussed about getting a new one. i checked out my local dealer (who i bought my comp off) and found this one
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=86&products_id=11919
it is even a little cheaper then the one i have:
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=86&products_id=7413
i have heard mixed things about Hauppauge cards, so im not sure about if this is the one to get. apart from that ill need to look at other dealers of a different card. but how does this one sound?
 

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Okay I purchased a Gateway while back and inside there is a capture card I have a 360 that I want to record my gameplay on so I can put it on my PC and make a video, But in order to do that I need all this shizam I guess,

I have an internal capture card called ViXS PureTV combo or something on the lines of it but I really have no idea where to go Ive looked at their website nothing Ive checked google nothing Im tired of looking around and getting no progress

I have bought an S-Video cable and a Coaxial cord, because thats whats on the capture card now really Im stumped I have a 360 with a componant cord how am I supossed to capture something thats going to be on video 1 not S-video I have no Idea whats going on please help.

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Okay, So I Have Been Wanting To Broadcast On JTV Now For Awhile. But Havent Gotten Around To Finding A CC. And Quite Frankly Im Very! Confused About How To Work Them D:. I Will Give You A Rundown Of The Equipment I Am Using For Current Playing On My Console & See If You Guys Can Help Me On What CC Is Right For Me & How I Would Go About Installing It.

TV: ViewSonic 37'' N3735w
Audio: Pioneer SX-218 Surround Sound
Consoles: I Have All Three But I Would Be Casting 360.
Output: HDMI Or Y/PB/PR Component If Need To.
Computer: Gateway NV44 Laptop.

.. So Judging By This Equipment What Stuff Would I Need To Broadcast On JTV?
 

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Can I Put a Elgato HD60 Pro in my Y700 Ideacentre it has a i5 Core?

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Hi, I've been looking, though not 100% ready to buy yet, for an HD capture card. It doesn't have to be 1080p HD but 720p is the lowest I'll go. I'm not looking to spend much, only $200-$300 at the absolute MOST. I want something that's simple to operate, great quality video (preferably uncompressed HD), and affordable. I've looked at the Intensity, so if a suggestion is made, please don't suggest that, I've seen it a million times (I keep coming back to that card). HDMI is an optional, I know that component analog can do 720p or 1080i (which will scale down to 720p), so if there is a card out there that has component inputs and can record 720p uncompressed without artifacts or bleeding (meaning I want full quality video, like if I was watching a movie). I have a large harddrive that I will be recording to, it's a 1TB SATA; I also have 500GB SATA and a 200GB and 40GB IDE ones. If anyone knows anything that can help me, that'd be great. I also would be willing to look at the option of recording through VGA input (since my Xbox 360 has the VGA output cable), and that could do 1080p video.

Can anyone help me out with this, please? Google isn't being very friendly for once so I'm not having much luck there.
 

A:Looking for an HD capture card

Ok, I gave this 10 days, I really would like a response, I know there has to be more than one card that can do HD video capture. I don't even want 1080p capture, only 720p, is that too hard?
 

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can i use a WinTV-hvr 950q as a capture card for streaming twitch from xbox one to my pc? if so how should i set this up?
 

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I have been having a spot of bother getting my video capture card to work right. I have 5 PCI slots, #1,network card, #2, Video capture card, #3, sound card, #4, #5,free. AGP display card. AGP and Network share IRQ 10 with a thing called "PCI Steering" ???. Soundcard seems to use IRQ 11 shared with another PCI Steering. (I have disabled bothe the PCI Steerings. I think they are used for extra hard drives, maybe!)Everything gets along until I switch on the camcorder, which is connected to the capture card, then the screen goes blank. Then reappears as the mouse travels across the screen, if the camcorder as been switched off. The sytem will not reboot if the camcorder is on. Any input would be appreciated.
Mike
 

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PCI steering is what allows many PCI cards to function together on the same IRQ. It should be enabled. I have three PCI devices using IRQ11 and they all work fine.
 

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Hello, when I open up my capture card program it automatically has "TV ON DEMAND" turned on and i'm not sure how to shut it off and it gets on my nerves.

I have a ATI TV Wonder USB 2.0 capture card which looks like this:

So if anyone knows how to get this turned off please help.
Thanks,
Jok3r5458
 

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This is the capture card that i am looking to buy.

Leadtek PCI TV/FM Tuner Card, REMOTE, Model "TV2000XP DELUXE" -RETAIL

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-122-132&depa=1

i am going to use it to trasfer my vhs tapes to my computer and burn them to a dvd. i kno that i put the video cable into the composite in but where do i put my rca audio in? and also why do all the ports on the card do . That information would be much apreciated

thanks
 

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New Capture Card

Hi, I just bought a internal capture card and I am having a little trouble hooking it up. For right now I only want to cap things from my VCR (Tapes I have and stuff) My question is, do I need my T.V to do that or can I just use the VCR? I know this probably sounds like a silly questions but I am very new to all of this and I would appreciate it if someone could help. Thanks
 

A:New Capture Card (Help Please)

If you don't use your TV, how would you otherwise monitor your capturing progress?
If the card's software lets you use your PC-monitor for that (e.g. picture-in-picture), then you would not need the TV.
 

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I'm running Win 98se and would like to get a TV Capture card that will work with Directv. If it can be done what do you think would be a good card that doesn't cost to much?
 

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Can a capture card be used and then connected to a PC?
Does it have to be connected to the TV/VCR and PC at the same time?
 

A:capture card use/how to

Without knowing specific brand and model numbers, the short answer is that the capture card has to be installed in the computer and connected to a video source at the same time. Software on the computer then saves the digitized video data from the card to a file on the computer's hard drive.
 

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Ok, I just got a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950Q.
The program it comes with on the disk is WinTV, got it all connected my self and it works fine, but I have no idea how to add the channels I have my 360 on. (Aux1 or Aux2)

Kinda annoying...><

Any help on adding those channels so I can start recording?
 

A:Capture Card Help

Bump...
Sry, really need to get this going tonight><
 

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hi i have a pci tv/fm card on my desktop when i try to record im getting the messager "cannot render audio capture stream to audio compressor" what might be the problem?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 84524 MB, Free - 52850 MB; D: Total - 67998 MB, Free - 23253 MB; F: Total - 7 MB, Free - 7 MB; G: Total - 76308 MB, Free - 45735 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DP35DP
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

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i just bought a pc and it has window media center. i can record and watch tv on my pc. i play video games and want to record my game play from my xbox 360. is there any way i can use the window media center capture card to record my game play. i dont know how to set it up or use it. so can some please help me with it. thanks in advance
 

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Hey I'm a Harcore Consle gamer and wanna record my gaming. I have been told I can use a capture card. I have an xbox 360 and decent rear projection tv....how do i hook all this together so i can play xbox on tv ,but record it on computer?...What is a good capture card too?
 

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kingkyle said:

Hey I'm a Harcore Consle gamer and wanna record my gaming. I have been told I can use a capture card. I have an xbox 360 and decent rear projection tv....how do i hook all this together so i can play xbox on tv ,but record it on computer?...What is a good capture card too?Click to expand...

Easiest way is to buy a TV Tuner card for your PC. That will come with all the software and hardware you'd need to record a video image on your PC.

Then it would be a matter of getting the image to the TV Tuner through coax.

That could be done either by using the Xbox 360's coax out, if it has one, or the TV's coax out while the Xbox is connected to the TV.

It's hard to give you more specific advice without knowing what kinds of inputs and outputs are available on the Xbox 360 and your specific model and brand of TV.
 

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When trying to record with the tv tuner, I get the warning: "Failed to establish a connection witht the capture driver!", how would I got about fixing it?
 

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Hi Brian, without knowing which tv tuner card you have, I would suggest trying to download some updated drivers....of course, I am assuming that you are able to watch tv with no problems.....it's just in the capture portion, correct?
Also, do you have video editing software installed?

[Edited by AcaCandy on 07-10-2001 at 04:32 PM]
 

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I am thinking of getting the Black Magic Intensity Pro (or waiting for the Blackmagic Shuttle - preferably not though.) and I would like to be able to record my PS3 with it.

My setup for the PS3 is a PC Monitor which has a VGA slot and an HD Fury cable which changes is an HDMI to VGA Cable but at the same time changes the PS3's HDCP output (which it does for games and films alike) into an HDMI or something that my Monitor can detect. (im not totally sure how it works)

So my question is if I do buy the Intensity will I need two HD Fury cables, one for the HDMI in and out sections or can I use my HD Fury from my PC monitor to the Capture card and then a regular HDMI cable to my PS3? Or is there something im missing here?

Thanks!
 

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ok well i just bought Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150 MCE PCI Card with NTSC/FM Tuner (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2905632&CatId=1425)

im trying to get videos from my xbox to my comp

anyway i tried installing the software and there is no desktop icon

idk wat to do, i have windows Media center edition 2005
im not sure if it has to be vista or just something else that im not doing right
 

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im seriously considering getting a hauppauge hd pvr to record xbox gameplay. My xbox and computer are both hooked up to my hd tv so im no sure if this will still allow me to record since the computer and xbox will be on seperate channels.

any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Okay so basically im trying to use a capture card.
I have an XBOX 360 and im trying to record that simple enough....

when i started this i thought this would be more common guess not lol

but i amd currently using HDMI to my monitor...
ACER H233H
and i basically need to convert an componet cable to HDMI because the capture card i have only can use red/white/yellow cables.

So im forced to use the original xbox cable that has component and red/white/yellow to use toe cap card.
so i was thinking okay i need a component to hdmi converter
my question is will this work??
xbox cable ---> capture card (red/white/yellow)
----> component ----->Component to hdmi convert ----> monitor acer h233h
let me know if u need clarification or more questions.
 

A:Solved: Capture card

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I was photographing a wedding and it froze in capture of a image I thought my shutter went out of the camera but the card wouldn't let me shoot anymore, so I pulled the card out and replaced with a new card, It showed I had 399 images on the card but I couldn't pull them up in Photoshop or anywhere it was saying it was a corrupt file..on all of them, so I pulled the card out and put it back in it said it needed to be formatted to fix so I did now they are all gone,I dont know what to do....this was a wedding..ive tried recovery software but it only recovered 272 of them, and not really the ones i needed, I know I got the images somehow because I saw them when I checked for lighting before this happened at capture....I am in tears now not knowing what I can do...I don't know what happened..Please someone if you can guide me...
 

A:Help cf card froze during capture

Once formatted there no chance in recovering the images.
 

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OK well i have a capture card its hooked to my tv pc etc i got everything to work but i cant get it to record sound any help on this please and where does it plug into?
 

A:HELP WITH capture card sound help!

My crystal ball is broken again, so I can't look up things like what ort of devices you have and what exactly are you trying to do , but I'll just make wild guesses..

Video cables do not carry audio. You have to connect a separate cable from your TV's audio output to your soundcard or the capture card (if it has audio inputs).
 

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ok so i have this capture card
http://www.gearbest.com/cables-conn...5EmcGRBSJ3-_k-tC9MWkVBLv12muLxVp9gBoCjDXw_wcB
i bought it of ebay but its the same one and basically its been working fine and then i wake up one morning and find out its not working so i unplug everything and re-plug it in and it dosent work then i try a different tv dosent work and the xbox works fine its something to do with the capture card please help this is annoying the heck out of me
 

A:My Capture Card Not Working (please help)

Howdy and welcome. I've edited your post for vulgarity, please remember this is a family oriented forum. I'm also going to move this to hardware, as that's the more appropriate forum.

thanks,

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about to purchase a video capture card any sugestions
 

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I have just installed a Pinnacle sys PCTV Pro Tv Capture Card. When i start up the software to run it, i get sound for a few minutes and then it just drops out and the only way i can get any sound back is to restart the software.

Any suggestions on what causes this problem and a possible solution would be much appreciated.
 

A:tv capture card problem

Sounds like the card is dying. That used to happen to my old hauppauge winTV card.
 

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let me premis this by saying that i know i have asked a few questions regarding this thing but this time i have a problem!

again with the tv capture card i have, i now have a problem. i use a bundled program called VisionDTV. and usually u just crank it up and it works fine an dandy. but for the last two weeks when i start it up and select a channel, the program grabs a freeze frame of whatever is being broadcast at that time i turn it on, holds the image with no audio and when i try to do anything else i have to end task the program.

i hate the program as i have said before. i cant remember but are these cards program specific? or can i use some othger softwear (regardless of features, i just want to watch and record!)? but i would appreciate if i can get the program i have working anyhow. thanx

BIG-AvvY-Style

P.S did u like the colours? i just thought id give it a go. haha
 

A:bloody tv capture card!

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anyone recommend a good video capture card that will convert vhs tapes to dvd? I want something that will work with adobe premiere
 

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is there anyway to get the XBOX output switch to be on HDTV AND for the DVC 107 to work. cuz when i go to HDTV on the xbox cable my capture card stops recording. all i want to do is recordi n 720p instead of 480p or whatever.
 

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I would like to capture frames from television onto my computer so I can post them online. I think what I need is a video capture card but i'm not sure. Can someone reccommend all the hardware and software I need for this? If this isn't possible, capturing them from a VCR would also work. Somebody already posted this but I still don't know exactly what I need to buy.
-Brendan
 

A:Video Capture Card

You need a video capture card such as any of the ATI All In Wonder Raedon cards which are very good video display cards with built in TV/VCR/Digital Cameras support and ATI also makes a dedicated card with for digital capture only called TV Wonder VE:

http://www.expert-guides.com/library/ve_card.asp

http://www.ati.com/products/builtdesktoppc.html

Or Pinnacle Systems dedicated capture cards:

http://www.pinnaclesys.com/TVViewing.asp?langue_id=7

Alot depends on how good a final product you want to end up with and how elaborate the editing features you need. I am no expert at this as i have only played around with video editing. If you are really serious about this on a semi professional level, it seems from what i read that Macintoshes are better suited for the job.
 

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so I just bought this dvr capture card model 9116e it came with a mini cd with the drivers. However, when I tried installing the drivers and restart it doesn't work. When I look under the device manager it still says multimedia video controller with an exclaimation point. I have tried looking through PCI Vendor and Device Lists using the device id and it came up with conexant. When I look under the conexant website I can't find the dvr capture card. I also found this txt file on the cd that came with the file but I don't understand what it is saying...
help!

A:[SOLVED] dvr capture card

What type of card is this? PCI, or a PCIe? This driver looks like it is very old, it would suggest a cream colored PCI slot card and not the newer PCIe type card. The driver mentions "Chicago" which was the code name for Windows 95, also mentions Windows 98, and Windows NT. So I doubt this driver is compatible with Windows 7. Where did you get this card? Did you buy it from a web site?

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I am not a genius when it comes to my computer or video editing terms, so please talk to me like an idiot!
I am a photographer, I am learning to do dvd slideshows for wedding receptions, and am wanting to incorporate video clips into these slideshows. So I have bought Premiere Pro 1.5, and am now in the market for a good capture card. The only problem I have is there are so many! I need to know the best choice for what I am needing. More than likely I will be taking the video clips from all kinds of camcorders and other dvds. I was looking at the Hauppauge WinTV PVR 350 PCI, but I wasn't sure if that was the best bang for the buck. Please Help!
Thanks in advance.

A:Capture Card Advice

Are you talking about getting an card for analog input or digital input? My firewire card(digital) was like $12 off newegg and it works great and gives me amazing quality video.

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Recently I tried to capture a VHS tape using my Sapphire 9600XT video card. Needless to say it didn't work - no video in. So I've been looking into video capture cards. I'm not sure that I want to buy one, but I do want to know more about them. One that piques my interest is the Videomate TV Gold Plus (from vibecomputers.com). What can anyone here tell me about video capture cards?

-How does sound captured from VHS with one of these cards compare to the same sound captured with an SB Live! 5.1 sound card?

-If i convert a VHS movie to MPEG or MPEG2 and make a DVD, how will the new DVD's video quality compare to the original VHS tape when I watch it on my TV? In other words, is it worth it to convert my existing VHS movies to DVD?

-Is the most common use for these to watch TV? What exactly is the point - wouldn't most people rather watch TV on their...TV?

Anyway I've been wanting to finally get a DVD burner and I figured that a video capture card might be a handy companion purchase. Any thoughts would be appreciated
 

A:Video capture card

Originally posted by Brighter Hell
-How does sound captured from VHS with one of these cards compare to the same sound captured with an SB Live! 5.1 sound card?Click to expand...

I don't think you'd notice a difference - sound quality isn't that great in VHS tapes anyhow.




-If i convert a VHS movie to MPEG or MPEG2 and make a DVD, how will the new DVD's video quality compare to the original VHS tape when I watch it on my TV? In other words, is it worth it to convert my existing VHS movies to DVD?Click to expand...

If you don't use some sort of filtering or other postprocessing method, the quality will be the same at best, but it'll probably look worse on a computer monitor, because computer monitors display progressive video while TV displays interlaced.




-Is the most common use for these to watch TV? What exactly is the point - wouldn't most people rather watch TV on their...TV?Click to expand...

Well I for one don't have a television, only this 20" LCD monitor (with Pinnacle PCTV Rave TV card). Some video applications I use have filtering to provide nice quality TV, and I can capture to DVD / whatever without extra AD/DA conversions in between.
 

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I have a problem that requires some help. I have just installed a TV capture card. It is a "Super TV Tuner". I want to capture video and audio from my camcorder which has 2 RCA plugs coming out of the camera, One for video and one for audio. Here is the problem, There is one RCA video plug on the capture and a small (not RCA) audio out plug that goes to the sound card. Thereby, I cannot hook the RCA audio plug to either my sound card or to my capture card via this RCA audio from the camcorder. Is there a cable configuration that will allow me to hook the sound from the camcorder via RCA plugs to either the sound card or the capture card? It seem that I would need a Y cable that will fit somewhere at the capture board or the sound card. The Y would have to have a place to hook the RCA pin and also the small pin that the sound card line-in needs. Please, if anyone can help me, I would appreciate very much.
 

A:Video Capture Card

actually you would connect the cable to the sound card. Line in or Mic in. Line in if your sound card has that.the plug that goes from the capture card to the sound card is so that you can here audio that is part of cable tv or similar input.
 

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