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Windows 98?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by Bogside, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Bogside

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    I want to buy a digital camcorder but I'm running windows 98. Do I need to have windows XP or can I run it with W98?

    Can anyone recommend good, cheap editing software for win98?
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    you will have problems if its a usb connection and if you only have the first edition of 98 as it does not support usb.
     
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    I've got SE and I'm putting a firewire on. Will I be OK then?
     
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    you should be ok (drivers needed for firewire in 98 ) only prob you have is 98 will only recognise a file size of about 4 gig then it creates anther file and so on . this is down to file system on 98 fat 32 xp ntfs i am no expert but found this problem when i did my dv capture in me i then upgraded to xp wich supports f/card and unlimited file size . hope that helps a bit
     
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    sorry forgot to mention software , magix movies on2.0 cd@dvd is very easy and straight forwad to use , my local pc world have this on half price at moment £15 i used this with me and it will be compatible with 98 and 98se
     
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    Cheers for this. Now all I need is to pick the right camcorder!
     
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    Windows 98SE will work with firewire (and USB) but as already mentioned you will only be able to create files upto 4Gb in size. This sounds large, but a captured video file will be 1Gb for every 4 minutes. Therefore 4 Gb is approx 16minutes of captured footage.
    98SE is ok to start with, but if you do decide to get XP then you will also get the very good (once upgraded to version 2) & free Movie Maker editing software that is part of the XP install. This will obviously save you buying editing software, but that will almost certainly be cheaper than buying XP!

    Mark.
     
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    If you want to stick with 98se, download scenalyzer, & set it to keep clips/files @ 4 gig. It does this seamlessly, so capture is no problem. However, when it comes to the final render you'll be stuck. Only way round that is to export the finished video direct from the timeline. You need a pretty stable PC for that.
     
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    Ulead VideoStudio 7 also deals with 4Gb limit. It will create a new file when it needs to. You will then be able to capture a whole tape and be safe in the knowledge that all of it is capture into many 4Gb files.
     

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