Smart questions
Smart answers
Smart people
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Member Login




Remember Me
Forgot Password?
Join Us!

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips now!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

Join Tek-Tips
*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Donate Today!

Do you enjoy these
technical forums?
Donate Today! Click Here

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.
Jobs from Indeed

Link To This Forum!

Partner Button
Add Stickiness To Your Site By Linking To This Professionally Managed Technical Forum.
Just copy and paste the
code below into your site.

More Details Here For My Video Capture ProblemHelpful Member! 

Gatociego (TechnicalUser) (OP)
9 Jan 07 13:18
The camera that I am trying to get video from is a JVC compact VHS Camcorder- and YES, it is a VIDEO camera.
There is no firewire cable connection. It has the super vhs connection and the two RCA outputs.  
As mentioned, we connected to external player/recorder and produced a DVD disc that plays back fine on tv- using THAT DVD player only.  MY playback unit (connected to tv) will not play it.  The message says 'BAD DISC'.
When trying to play in my Samsung internal  DVD player, Windows says it does not recognize this format.  Nero says the same thing when trying to open.

At this point, I am assuming that I will, of course, need to spend $100+ on some sort of video capture card (?).  If this is the only alternative, can you suggest a particular card?  And if so, I guess I can rip out my existing UNNEEDED AIEE card and firewire setup (unused) and replace with the capture card????????
Helpful Member!  Akribie (TechnicalUser)
9 Jan 07 18:24
You have two main choices:  convert the analogue output to FireWire using an external bridge device, or get a capture card that will accept analogue inputs.

One way of doing the conversion externally is to use a DV-in-capable DV camcorder to act as a bridge - many, but not all will do this (Sony call it passthrough).

I do not have any personal experience of external bridge devices, so won't comment on those.

You might pick up an older capture card that would work in your system from EBay.  Pinnacle DV500 is the one with which I use and it works very well for getting analogue in ad out of the computer as well as FireWire.

BTW,  please don't keep starting new threads for the same subject.  Reply in the same thread so it is easier to scan the list of replies.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Back To Forum

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close