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Suggestion for Video Capture Card?

Post by Dictator » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:10 am

My father wants to buy a video capture card so he can make DVDs for homemade movies. Do anybody know a good video capture card that has reasonable price?
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Post by Cobra » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:06 pm

I had considered one of the external capture boxes, but I have ended up buying the ATI All in Wonder cards.
Im on my second one now.

I spose it depends on how deep your pocket is and how much quality you want.

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Post by boat » Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:56 pm

what are you transferring? like vhs tapes or digital? vhs stuff youll want something that has the yellow/red/white rca plugs; if its digital, then probably get a firewire card (if the camera has a firewire out that is). but probably wanna make sure the card has audio-in...i picted up a capture card one time and it was only video, so it uses the soundcard for audio-in...just seems like itd be better if the card did it all, imo.

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Post by Dictator » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:39 pm

My father usually use VHS tapes and burn them to DVD.

Which ATI wonder card? I checked the pricewatch.com and there are a dozen ati wonder cards.
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Post by KaptainSkitzo » Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:06 pm

I have a philips 7130 card with onboard tuner. Works pretty good!
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Post by edm » Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:18 am

Nothing against ATI cards, I have one myself (PCI tv wonder). but I always hear great things about Hauppauge cards. Like this one here

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Post by Dictator » Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:04 am

Thanks, edm. My father seems to like this card. Too bad, it's out of stock, but he already added his email to their list for any new updates. 8)
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Post by Cobra » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:47 am

Dictator wrote:Thanks, edm. My father seems to like this card. Too bad, it's out of stock, but he already added his email to their list for any new updates. 8)
Which card is it he likes? I believe mine is the 9600.
But they have way newer ones. In fact the 9800 was out when I bought mine, but the money! :o

I haven't kept up with their latest offerings.

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:38 am

I beleive the Hauppauge cards work well with MythTV too. Then you can build your dad a pvr. The shows will be of a much better quality than going from vhs to dvd. he'll be ablr to transfer digital files to dvd. ;)

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Post by Dictator » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:49 am

My father likes Hauppauge Win TV150 PVR-MCE-PCI Tuner Card. It's the link that edm posted.

I don't think he would want to have MythTV or tivo. :P He doesn't watch TV much. He usually plays with Ham Radio. :roll:
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Post by edm » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:14 am

Circuit city also has the PVR-150. It's a little more expensive, but it's a retail box and includes a remote control.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/productD ... &WT.mc_t=U

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Post by edm » Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:58 pm

just noticed over at falwallet that Amazon has the Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150MCE for $63 with free shipping. It's listed at 1-2 weeks availability though.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... 72-2570259

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Post by Dictator » Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:08 pm

My father's thinking about order this online. WinTV-PVR-250MCE
He needs a card with rca type video input, so this one seems right type for him.
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Post by Dictator » Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:27 pm

Never mind. My father went to Circuit City today and bought a PVR-150 card. :P
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Post by boat » Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:35 pm

this is probably late, but still something that might be of interest (courtesy slashdot)...:

"Plextor PVR's now support Linux with an open source SDK for their ConvertX PVR external USB TV tuner/encoder This is great news for Linux PVR users who want to use an external device with hardware based MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/DivX encoding in their MythTV or Freevo homebuilt PVR. "Plextor is strongly committed to supporting the Open Source Software movement with free development tools that help speed the creation of next-generation Linux-based video software," said Dirk Peters, director of marketing, Plextor."

:D ;)

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Post by Cobra » Tue May 17, 2005 2:56 pm

About these Hauppauge cards, are they PCI and made to work inconjunction with your AGP card?

The reason I ask is this All In Wonder 9600 Im using has lost its freeking mind. :evil:

I cant get the damn WMD drivers fixed now for some reason. I have even tried from a fresh drive with win98 and winxp. Tried new 4in1 VIA drivers for my Asus MB.


Edit; This isnt anything but a pvr.

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Post by Dictator » Fri May 20, 2005 11:40 am

Yes, they are PCI and can work with any MB with PCI support. It doesn't interfere with any video card (AGP), if that's what you are asking.

My father made the powerpoint for the demo. I will give the link when I get it from him. ;)
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Post by Cobra » Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:28 pm

Can anyone tell if there is a difference in quality between using a svideo input vs a firewire input.

Im not talking about speed, not important. Just quality.
I have a Panasonic mini dv corder and I have been using the svideo input into my AIW video card at 640x480.

But can it be better if I buy a firewire card?

And then there is USB but seems like there was some reason I didn't like it.

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Post by [NME]T-Bone » Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:46 pm

i didn't know vid cards even had an s-video in. usually they only have a s-video out so that you can send video from the computer to a tv or other output device.

firewire & usb are usually only used to transfer data (video) from one device to another. it's not a video format such as s-video, composite, or rgb.

then again, what do i know? :lol:
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Post by KaptainSkitzo » Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:34 pm

Not enough to keep your cap point safe from my conc'ing skills.... :lol: :o

Seriously, though...my new computer has a "Avermedia" card(not sure of the model, I'll see if I can find out after work...
I'm running the Mediacenter software, and I personally love it. Resolution is great, and I can put it on DVD. Best part is, it's easy to use.
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