Help with DV Capture

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Matt McKnight, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. Hey everyone,

    I have a Canon ZR60, and when I start capturing video, the video skips as
    it's being recorded to my hard drive. The image sometimes stops, and I can
    hear my hard drive making a lot of noise, and once i'm done capturing, the
    finished video skips. I don't think it's a problem with my system I have a
    P4 with 256MB of RDRAM. I thought it might be the cache on my hard drive,
    can anyone help me out?

    Thanks
     
    Matt McKnight, Oct 17, 2003
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  2. Matt

    I had the same problem. Two pieces of advice that I've been given in
    this great newsgroup are as follows.

    1. You must use a firewire connection, not USB, to get a good capture.
    I got a Lucent firewire from www.dabs.com, quicklinx number 179GWS,
    current price £12.51 incl p&p. It arrived within 24 hours.

    2. You should enable DMA (which I think stands for Direct Memory
    Access). On my Windows ME setup I did it as follows. Go to Control
    Panel > System > Device Manager tab. Click on the plus sign beside Disk
    Drives, highlight the disk drive and click on Properties. Go to the
    Settings tab and tick the DMA box.

    Richard


    Matt McKnight wrote...
     
    Richard Lebus, Oct 17, 2003
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