Composite video cable input?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Talc Ta Matt, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. Talc Ta Matt

    Talc Ta Matt Guest

    The cards I have on my computers do not allow for this.

    Will I have to add a second graphics card to one of them just for this, or is
    there a cheaper alternative?

    I did find online a few video to usb adapter's, but they are $75-100+

    Are there any bare bones video cards just for this?
    Talc Ta Matt, Feb 27, 2004
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    Martin Guest

    You just want a basic video capture card.
    I'd suggest taking a look here loads of
    useful info.

    Martin, Feb 28, 2004
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    Maniac87 Guest

    A cheap and reliable TV card (with audio, video, and cable in
    connections) is the ATI TV-Wonder card. Other solutions will probably
    work but I prefer a brand that is reliable (and I work 10 minutes from

    If you are thinking of upgrading your video card as well, you should
    "kill 2 birds with 1 stone" by buying the ATI All-in-Wonder Pro combo
    cards which have the TV tuner tuner chip right on the video card.

    The 9600 AIW offers the best value as it supports the newest video
    technologies, has built-in TV tuner, and is reasonably priced. Plus,
    it also offers a coupon for a free version of Half-Life 2 whenever it
    comes out.

    Contrary to all the criticism about ATI's video drivers, I have not
    had any problems with the AIW 9600. I can play all the old stuff like
    Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, etc.

    If money is no object, get the 9800 AIW which has the best of
    everything on it.

    Maniac87, Feb 28, 2004
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    Don Stauffer Guest

    If you do not want to add another card, or there are no PCI slots left,
    there are a number of external boxes that do that, in the range of
    $100-200. Dazzle makes a couple like this, there is the Pinnacle Movie
    Maker box, etc.
    Don Stauffer, Feb 28, 2004
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    Toshi1873 Guest

    I'll respectfully disagree with that (horror stories from using an AIW
    128 card from a few years back). Get a cheap Hauppauge WinTV card.
    Toshi1873, Mar 2, 2004
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    Martin Guest

    I've had a PCI WinTV Go card for three years and it's always worked 100%.

    Martin, Mar 2, 2004
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