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Anonymous
October 14, 2004 10:17:17 PM

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Hi all.

I have a bunch of tapes that I would like to get transfered to DVD, I
have a DVD burner (an old Pioneer A-04).

I have an ATI/RADEON all in wonder capture card running on windows xp
(Pentium 4, 2 GHz with 504 RAM)


I have 2 IDE hard drives (28.4 GB where the system is & 76.3 GB where
I drop all the captures) the drive speeds Im not sure about...I think
the 76.3 GB is around 7000 rps.


I've tried to do captures with Premiere but it drops a lot of frames.
I tried with Uleads Movie Factory and using the dvd requests it
captures with good quality but not smooth movement.


what's the best way to make captures from VHS tapes and what's the
recommended resolution for DVD authoring?


Also, I'd like to do some color correction on the captures since some
of the tapes have a lot of blue or red. is any software recomended for
this?

Thanks in advance for the advice. please post in here as well as
sending me a note on my private email.

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Anonymous
October 15, 2004 6:02:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

Alan Estrada wrote:
> Hi all.
>
> I have a bunch of tapes that I would like to get transfered to DVD, I
> have a DVD burner (an old Pioneer A-04).
>
> I have an ATI/RADEON all in wonder capture card running on windows xp
> (Pentium 4, 2 GHz with 504 RAM)
>
>
> I have 2 IDE hard drives (28.4 GB where the system is & 76.3 GB where
> I drop all the captures) the drive speeds Im not sure about...I think
> the 76.3 GB is around 7000 rps.
>
>
> I've tried to do captures with Premiere but it drops a lot of frames.
> I tried with Uleads Movie Factory and using the dvd requests it
> captures with good quality but not smooth movement.
>
>
> what's the best way to make captures from VHS tapes and what's the
> recommended resolution for DVD authoring?
>
>
> Also, I'd like to do some color correction on the captures since some
> of the tapes have a lot of blue or red. is any software recomended for
> this?
>
> Thanks in advance for the advice. please post in here as well as
> sending me a note on my private email.

Here's what I've been using for LD->DVD.

1) ATI MMC 8.8 for capture with the latest ATI drivers (had problems MMC 9.x)
2) VideoReDo for mpeg2 editing ($50)
3) TMPGEnc DVD Author ($57)
4) Nero 6 OEM (~$5)

Check out www.digitalfaq.com .
He tells you exactly how to do this with an ATI AIW.

I tried using other capture SW but it failed miserably. With MMC I can do
some light work (surfing the web) without dropping any frames. (2.4Ghz P4)

/dan
Anonymous
October 15, 2004 10:10:43 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

Analogue capture is much more pc intensive than digital and this can be why
you are having trouble.

Free as much space as you can.
Defrag the hdd's.
Turn off all apps not required, include internet/firewall/A-V/screensaver
etc.
Try again, but perhaps with an app that doesn't need as much memory as
premiere.

If this doesn't work, you may need to look into buying an analogue - digital
convertor, cheaper ones from pinnacle, better ones from canopus/miglia.

If you have a digital camcorder that has av inputs you could use this as
your convertor, either using pass through or record to the tape and tehn in
to the pc.

DVD authoring is handled by the authoring app, so you have no need to worry
about this if you have one. The likes of premiere will handle colour
correction quite well, although be prepared for long render times.

Graham

--
Graham Hughes
MVP Digital Media
www.dvds2treasure.com
www.simplydv.com
"Alan Estrada" <alan_estrada@axtel.net> wrote in message
news:3ad794fe.0410141717.1ac8dde@posting.google.com...
> Hi all.
>
> I have a bunch of tapes that I would like to get transfered to DVD, I
> have a DVD burner (an old Pioneer A-04).
>
> I have an ATI/RADEON all in wonder capture card running on windows xp
> (Pentium 4, 2 GHz with 504 RAM)
>
>
> I have 2 IDE hard drives (28.4 GB where the system is & 76.3 GB where
> I drop all the captures) the drive speeds Im not sure about...I think
> the 76.3 GB is around 7000 rps.
>
>
> I've tried to do captures with Premiere but it drops a lot of frames.
> I tried with Uleads Movie Factory and using the dvd requests it
> captures with good quality but not smooth movement.
>
>
> what's the best way to make captures from VHS tapes and what's the
> recommended resolution for DVD authoring?
>
>
> Also, I'd like to do some color correction on the captures since some
> of the tapes have a lot of blue or red. is any software recomended for
> this?
>
> Thanks in advance for the advice. please post in here as well as
> sending me a note on my private email.
!