Choosing the right Video Recording Software

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Mark, May 18, 2005.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    I have a SONY VAIO computer equiped with Video card and original VAIO
    software. Software allows to capture the TV image and , save it, and
    eventually transfer to physical DVD.
    It works, but is very difficult to operate, takes incredible time to
    move it from already record capsule to physical DV. Almost as much time
    as it took to record.
    Besides it is very unreliable, frequently crashes the system.

    I am looking to swithc to another software. Most probably the physical
    video capture card is still good.

    I would like either to get some other software instead of VAIO
    software.
    These are the options that I am sure I need:
    1. Record the signal that comes to video card.
    2. To have a choice to write it right away to DVD disk instead of the
    hard drive.
    3. To have an edit option, where I can get rid of some of the recorded
    garbage and maybe do some basic editting, break it in the chaptes, and
    assign chapter names.
    4. Important thing is to be able to do things fast, not like it is now,
    where to move from one menu to another, takes forever.
    5. Send it to physical DVD disk. Important, it has to be fast process,
    not like now, it takes forever.
    6. If there is a free version for doing all that, I definitely would
    prefer a "free" version to the commercial one.


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    Choosing the right Video Recording Software
    rec.video.dvd
     
    Mark, May 18, 2005
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  2. Mark

    Alpha Guest

    You are very likely stuck with the sony software for capturing, since the
    hardware probably is proprietary. Also, a 1 to 1 time in processing any
    video (1 hour record = 1 hour to process/write) is considered normal by
    many. Without recoding, Movie Factory 4 does this in about 15 minutes.
     
    Alpha, May 18, 2005
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  3. Mark

    Mark Guest

    <<You are very likely stuck with the sony software for capturing>>
    how do I find if this is the case?

    <<Also, a 1 to 1 time in processing any video (1 hour record = 1 hour
    to process/write)>>
    Anything practical I can do with my VAIO software that can make it
    fater?
    Or installing more memory? Or faster DVD writing drive?



    <<Without recoding, Movie Factory 4 does this in about 15 minutes>>
    Are you using Movie Factory for long time? How much does it cost?
     
    Mark, May 18, 2005
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  4. Mark

    Alpha Guest

    These functions are very processor intensive. Other than getting a faster
    computer, there is little you can do. Memory of 512-1 gig is useful, but
    will not create miracles.

    For Movie Factory, see www.ulead.com. There is a full trial version.
     
    Alpha, May 18, 2005
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  5. Mark

    Janice Guest

    Try Vaio Village:

    http://p200.ezboard.com/bunofficialsony

    The Vaio video capture card is proprietary, but I remember reading a list
    there of a few non-Sony capture programs that recognize it.
     
    Janice, May 21, 2005
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