Raptor Capture Card contra Firewire Input

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by alexzenek, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. alexzenek

    alexzenek Guest

    I was happy owner of old Raptor capture card and my hobby editing was
    running without any problem.
    Recently I decided to burn all my work on DVDs but my mpg encoder on my
    old computer 600MhH was running too slow and I bought new 2.6GHz comp
    assuming that with this speed "firewire input" will be enough for
    capture without Raptor Card.
    Unfortunately picture is jerky due to dropouts frames.
    Shall I install my old Raptor Card because speed 2.6Ghz is not enough
    for firewire input and 720x576 size or something is wrong with my new
    comp?
    Four year ago I acquired quite knowledge about editing hardware but
    unfortunately I forgot everything...:((
    Thanks for any advice.

    Alex
     
    alexzenek, Oct 5, 2003
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    Bill Van Dyk Guest

    You don't say which software application you are using. Or whether the
    jerky picture is jerky in playback or capture rendered output.

    There should be no problem capturing video at that size through firewire.

    Your DV Raptor card may not work on a new motherboard, at least, not
    without some jiggering of the CMOS settings. It may be incompatible with
    the revisions of the PCI card spec, though someone else could tell you more
    about that.
     
    Bill Van Dyk, Oct 6, 2003
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    nappy Guest

    it is not your processor. I have used 350Mhz machines to capture Firewire
    Dv. It is your drive throughput. Make sure you use a seperate drive for your
    captures and make sure it is in DMA mode .
     
    nappy, Oct 14, 2003
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