Update ATI AIW 128 or not...

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by SDR, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. SDR

    SDR Guest

    I have this card for capturing videos from my old VHS and Hi* analog
    camcorders. I am capturing these to save them as DVDs. I catpute in
    MPEG2 format to the hard drive, edit and burn. I do this to avoid the
    time taken by rendering.

    Will I benefit if I were to but the AIW 9600 or the 9800 please?

    I do not use the PC for games or intend to but a Digital camcorder in
    the near future..
     
    SDR, Feb 26, 2004
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    Samuel Paik Guest

    The AIW 9600 and the AIW 9800 have RAGE THEATER 200 chips compared
    to the AIW 128 which has the earlier RAGE THEATER chip. ATI claims
    the 200 is better than the original, but I don't see it.
     
    Samuel Paik, Feb 27, 2004
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    David Chien Guest

    Don't see anything different on the 8500dv vs 128 here for MPEG-2
    captures.... Really, not much there to improve upon.... unless your
    videos are noisy, in which case, the VideoSoap feature on some of these
    cards (for sure, the 9800), can help clean up the captured video on-the-fly.

    http://www6.tomshardware.com/graphic/20021002/images/image4.jpg
     
    David Chien, Feb 27, 2004
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    Samuel Paik Guest

    Since they use the same video decoder chip, the ATI RAGE Theater,
    that isn't much of a surprise.
     
    Samuel Paik, Feb 28, 2004
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