dropped frames with Sony TRV350

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Echoes, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. Echoes

    Echoes Guest

    Hello all.

    I am very very new to videocameras (never used one before today). I
    just hooked up a Sony TRV350 to my computer via USB (dunno if the cam
    uses USB 1.1 or USB 2.0), and am capturing from the cam tape to the
    computer via Adobe Premiere. And am getting lots of dropped frames.

    Should I really be using a IE1394 cable? I do have two IE1394
    controllers -- one on my Soundblaster Audigy and one on my Asus P4PE
    motherboard. I just haven't gotten around to picking up a 1394 cable

    Is USB too slow and is this why I am getting dropped frames?

    I am capturing to a Western Digital 200GB 8MB-cache hard drive, and
    there is nothing on it currently -- hence no fragmentation going on.
    It's connected to a Promise TX-something PCI card.

    Thanks in advance.
    Echoes, Jul 13, 2003
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