Has anyone tried both input from video card analog and firewire passing thru a camera?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brian, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Has anyone tried both sending video from VHS tape into the video card
    analog input and the second method of sending the video to the
    firewire after passing through a video camera?

    Is there a difference in video quality using these two methods of
    capturing video to the hard drive?

    Does the video and audio get out of sync when sending video from VHS
    tape into the video card analog input?

    I'm looking at buying a video card and are wondering if I should have
    the analog input feature on the card I choose?

    Regards Brian
    Brian, Jan 31, 2004
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  2. Brian

    Deco_time Guest

    In my case, I had much better result using a capture card. The video
    captured trough the DV camera was noisier and the color were flat compared
    to the same video captured with a dedicated capture board. Result might
    change depending on hardware configuration.
    I've never experienced that.
    I would suggest getting a capture board separate from the video card. Chance
    are that you'll upgrade the graphic card a few time while keeping the same
    capture card, integrated makes upgrade expensive. Also, if you have to RMA
    the capture card and it's integrated, you'll also loose the graphic card
    while it's in transit, rendering your computer useless.
    Deco_time, Jan 31, 2004
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  3. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Thanks Deco_time,
    out of interest what capture
    card do you use?

    Regards Brian
    Brian, Jan 31, 2004
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