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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Gary Lightfoot, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Gary Lightfoot

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    What's a good but relatively inexpensive capture card for capturing a composite video signal (and stereo audio) so that it can be recorded at 720 x 576?

    I'd like to be able to then convert it to mpg2 for recording to DVD.

    I've an old Pinnacle PCTV Rave card, but that doesn't seem up to the job.

    TIA

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  2. Loafer316

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    The Packard Bell card mentioned on these forums and available at pcworld is pretty good. Combine that with something like iuVCR and you can capture in full screen with a lossless codec like Huffyuv and convert it to DVD standard using Tmpgenc or CCE. worked for me.
     
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    There are several new capture devices that connect to a PC via USB2.0 from the likes of Belkin, Pinnacle, Ulead etc. If you don't have USB2.0 then a PCI card can be added to the PC for around £20 and then the analogue capture device for around £50. These should include software for capture & encoding.

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    www.ebuyer.co.uk

    Belkin Hi-speed USB2 DVD Creator £47.75 inc VAT
    QuickFind code: 46431

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    Their web is 404'ing atm but www.vidac.de and look for the "Movie Magic Plus" hardware MPEG encoder capture card for around 200 Euro.

    Full size capture direct to MPEG1, MPEG2 at a bitrate of your choice, complete with event timer and PVR capability.

    Recent example: Capture prog from Sky via s-video, open Ulead DVD workshop, cut out menu stage, burn direct to DVD+RW in approx 25 mins. Watch disc in another room.

    The plus version can also re-encode ripped VOBs and acts as a plugin for Adobe Premiere. Also managed to correct a d/loaded SVCD movie which would not open in TMPGenc, Premiere, or any other s/ware.

    The card completely ignores Macrovision,CGMS etc, so have also copied kids entire Disney/Barney etc VHS onto DVD or VCD
     
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    Cheers Mark, the Belkin device looks just the job, and inexpensive too. :)

    Thanks to all who replied.

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