Canopus 1394 and output

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Bert Hibberd, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. Bert Hibberd

    Bert Hibberd Guest

    I have recently added Canopus 1394 capture card (an excellent card) to
    use in conjunction with Vegas 4. Family movies mainly.

    Unfortunately, whilst the 1394 allows for capturing analog video and
    integrates with Vegas very well indeed, it does not allow for analog
    ouput. I need to record to VHS at the moment as I have no DVD Player
    and neither do the rest of the family.

    I believe that earlier Canopus cards had both analog input and output,
    but not so the 1394.

    Has anyone found a way around this problem? Or can anyone suggest a
    way to get around it?

    Bert Hibberd
    Bert Hibberd, Jul 27, 2003
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    Bert Hibberd Guest

    Thanks for your reply.

    I don't understand your suggestion regarding a camcorder. I need to
    convert digital to analog, not analog to digital as you seem to be

    However, the advice you offered about the Canopus ADVC100 is what I
    suspected. I wonder if it is a good peice of equipment that would
    compare favourably with the 1394 as a capturing device.
    Bert Hibberd, Jul 28, 2003
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    AnthonyR Guest

    The 1394 capture card as you call it, is just an interface to allow your
    camcorders 1394 port to interface with your computer.
    It only really transfers already digital files into the computer. They stay
    digital, you edit them digitally and you can export back to a dv tape back
    in digital.
    Then when you want to make them analog to play on a tv set, you can play the
    tape out the camcorder with the analog out (rca jack). That's it.

    The ADVC-100 would be used to convert analog to digital and visa versa.
    So if you had already analog video like from a vcr that you wanted to make
    digital for editing on a PC, you would convert it in the ADVC100 then still
    capture it to a computer using a 1394 port or card. You need both to do
    analog video, but only a 1394 card if you only have a digital camcorder to
    work with.
    I hope that helps a bit more.

    AnthonyR, Jul 28, 2003
  4. Bert Hibberd

    Bert Hibberd Guest

    Dear Anthony,

    Thanks for taking the time to explain the process to me. I don't have
    a digital camcorder, but could easily borrow one to do as you suggest.
    You've been a great help!

    Bert Hibberd
    Bert Hibberd, Jul 29, 2003
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    AnthonyR Guest

    You are very welcome Bert, anytime.
    I am glad to help.

    AnthonyR, Jul 29, 2003
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