Cheaper alternative to Holograph H3D ?

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  1. MikeTV

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    Has anyone tried the Telegeny Pro for component capture?

    http://www.darvision.com/product/telegeny.html

    I heard it costs $200. Could this be an alternative to the Holo3D? Is there any possibility of Dscaler support? Are there any suppliers in the UK?

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    Certainly not an alternative to H3D. It's just a capture card, but if it does work with dscaler then you would get much of the H3D's functionality. But I doubt it will.

    Still - let's not knock it. A component-in capture card is interesting - not sure if there are any others around at this price point.

    No UK dealers, but plenty elsewhere in Europe - see the web site.
     
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    I see it has a BT819 video controller chip which although not one I recognise as compatible, I dont expect it would be a massive undertaking to add Dscaler support....fingers crossed;)
     
  4. MikeTV

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    I guess it may even be supported already via the DirectX interface and WDM driver.
     
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    How do you mean - in terms of hardware scaling? and/or the H3D software?
     
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    The H3D is a proper video processing board with per-pixel hardware deinterlacing etc. The Telegeny Pro is just a way of getting the video into your PC - it doesn't actually do any processing so you'll need to use DScaler to deinterlace the image (assuming an interlaced input) and perform any image clean-up you may need.
     
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    Gingercat got it spot on - and don't forget scaling to native resolution which is my main interest.

    If the card could talk to dscaler, and be recognised by something like PowerVCR, then you'd have yourself a nice little combination of capture, recording/playback and processing.
     

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