Sudden Capture Problems with Ulead VideoStudio

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Registered User, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. I have captured with zero dropped frames from my miniDV camera many
    times. I also captured one VHS tape via the pass-through feature of
    the camera with only 4 dropped frames. The next VHS tape I tried was
    impossible to capture because of hundreds of dropped frames. So, I did
    a test and went back to the first VHS tape and found that I was unable
    to capture it, as I had previously, without too many dropped frames.

    These problems got me curious so I disconnected the VCR, changed
    firewire cables, restarted the computer, and hooked up my camera
    only. Now, I can't even capture from my camera without hundreds of
    dropped frames, using the same set-up that had worked many times

    Anyone know what might cause this?

    Registered User, Aug 25, 2005
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  2. Could your capture HDD need defragging?
    I assume that the DMA & other settings haven't been changed, perhaps by
    installing new software?
    Malcolm Stewart, Aug 25, 2005
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  3. It's a fairly new drive, used just for editing. I will check it,
    though. No new software has been installed.
    Registered User, Aug 25, 2005
  4. New drives also need a couple of times to run a full speed for writing. You
    can find patches at the manufcturers website to bypass this. It's a
    diagnostic to check the quality of the drive.


    Martin Heffels, Aug 25, 2005
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    RS Guest

    Firewire connections do conk out sometimes. You've tried two devices
    with the same result that previously worked.
    RS, Aug 25, 2005

  6. Well, I can see the video fine, without skips, in the preview window
    of VideoStudio. It's only when I try to capture that it's a problem.
    Could this still be a firewire problem?
    Registered User, Aug 25, 2005
  7. Registered User

    RS Guest

    Try scenalyzer

    The eval version is fully functional and will help you test if perhaps
    you current capture app is just messing with your head.
    RS, Aug 25, 2005
  8. Thanks, I've heard it was good. I'll try it next. The HD did need a
    defrag so I'm waiting on that. Before defragging started, I tried
    WinDV. User reports said it was great, but it also dropped frames.
    Registered User, Aug 26, 2005
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