Hello everybody I have read everything I can find about my problem with heinous frame droppage, but am still very puzzled and frustrated! Im using Canopus ADVC100 to capture vhs tapes from my vcr to Vegas 5, and its dropping huge amounts of frames. I have a less than yr-old Dell 8300 2 Western Digital hard drives, one dedicated to media files Have done the XP serv pk 2 patch to correct 1394 issue On IDE controller settings enabled DMA on both hard drives Got rid of unneccessary programs, defragged, disabled stuff like Norton auto updates, minimized capture window, etc Turned off scene detection & dv device control Am running the firewire for Canopus through Soundblaster Audigy card Per somebodys forum suggestion, I tried to capture w/ moviemaker, which was successful and looked amazingly good. However, when I opened this test clip in Vegas, saved it as a veg file and played it from the timeline, the video and audio were really jerky (like it was dropping frames) and it looked pixilated and cruddy. Can anyone help?? Is it a Vegas problem, or a capture problem? I would really like to use Vegas for editingthats why I bought it! And would prefer to capture through it if possible. Do I need to get a ADS Pyro card/port? Also, how do I set Vegas audio & video temp folders to my media drive? When setting the computer to enable DMA, the only DMA option was enable DMA if available. How do I find out if its available? Any ideas???? Thanks!