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Capturing analogue and DV

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by steev, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. steev

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    I already have a Pinnacle Studio DV card so I can edit from my DV camcorder, but now my Dad wants to get into this as well. He has a DV camera as well, but he also wants to transfer some stuff from VHS. He's aiming to transfer to SVCD as I have done.

    He's got an SVHS deck so he could capture S-Video. His camera does not have analogue inputs so he's going to need a capture card.

    I'm just wondering which is the best route. There's the Studio Deluxe for about £180 that does both formats. Alternatively he could get a Studio DV (£80) for the digital and for the analogue use a TV card (~£40) or get an AGP card with video in/out (£?). S-Video out may be useful if he wants to dump back to SVHS, but then that could be done from an SVCD in the VCR.

    The Deluxe is a nice integrated solution, but I'm interested in any opinions. Given that he's going to SVCD it doesn't have to be professional quality. Budget is preferably around £100, but he might go higher if there's real benefit.

    He's running an 800MHz Duron with 256MB on a PC Chips 810 board using the integrated sound and graphics. Nothing special, but I reckon it should be adequate. He does need to get a bigger HD, but that's a separate budget.

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    One other option is to buy just a DV card and enable the DV input on the camcorder and then use that as an analogue to DV converter.

    The best method to make a cam DV-in enabled is to buy a widget.
    They can be bought from:

    www.smartdv.co.uk
    www.keene.co.uk
    & many others

    But check the make/model/serial number of the camcorder as not all can be made DV-in enabled.

    Mark.
     
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