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Anonymous
September 20, 2005 8:29:27 AM

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Hi,

I have a PIII 800MHz with 1GB memory and one IDE 40GB and one SCSI
ultra 40GB and a DVD RW running XP Professional. I intend to use SCSI
disk purely for the Conversion purposes.
First of all is my PC spec OK or will I need a faster P4 machine for
the job?
Secondly can someone recommend me a fairly decent Video capture device
(and software) I need to buy to get this project done?
What sort of money am I looking for on a Card and Software? I have
Microsoft Digital Suit V10 - will that do the job as far as software
in concerned?

Thanks

J Mann

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Anonymous
September 20, 2005 8:08:41 PM

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In article <1127215767.524059.68330@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
jagemail@gmail.com says...
> Hi,
>
> I have a PIII 800MHz with 1GB memory and one IDE 40GB and one SCSI
> ultra 40GB and a DVD RW running XP Professional. I intend to use SCSI
> disk purely for the Conversion purposes.
> First of all is my PC spec OK or will I need a faster P4 machine for
> the job?
> Secondly can someone recommend me a fairly decent Video capture device
> (and software) I need to buy to get this project done?
> What sort of money am I looking for on a Card and Software? I have
> Microsoft Digital Suit V10 - will that do the job as far as software
> in concerned?
>
Your PC spec is pretty marginal for video capture and editing. A faster
processor and more hard drive space would certainly help. A P3 800MHz
CPU is going to be very slow when it comes to rendering DVD compliant
MPEG2 video. You could give it a try with your current system and plan
to upgrade if necessary.

As for analog video capture one of the very best devices is the Canopus
ADVC100. It is not cheap but it does an outstanding job. I think it
currently costs about $275 at retail. You might get a used one on eBay
for around $200. I don't know what programs are in MS Digital Suit V10.
MS Movie Maker 2 is available free for Win/XP users. It's a pretty
capable video editor. There are also inexpensive video editor/DVD
authoring packages available such as Pinnacle Systems Studio 9 and Ulead
Systems VideoStudio 9. Trial versions of each of these may be available
for download. Both are available at retail for less than $90. Either one
will get the job done.
September 21, 2005 6:50:52 AM

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<jagemail@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1127215767.524059.68330@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have a PIII 800MHz with 1GB memory and one IDE 40GB and one SCSI
> ultra 40GB and a DVD RW running XP Professional. I intend to use SCSI
> disk purely for the Conversion purposes.
> First of all is my PC spec OK or will I need a faster P4 machine for
> the job?
> Secondly can someone recommend me a fairly decent Video capture device
> (and software) I need to buy to get this project done?
> What sort of money am I looking for on a Card and Software? I have
> Microsoft Digital Suit V10 - will that do the job as far as software
> in concerned?
>
> Thanks
>
> J Mann

Hi J,
As WGD says a Ato D convertor and editing software will do, but might I also
suggest trying to capture directly in MPEG2 directly using a capture card
with a built in hardware encoder so to put less strain on your cpu and do
minimal editing and then author and burn dvd, with no dv to mpeg2
transcoding needed except maybe the audio depending on if you want to
convert that to ac3 or not.
I am testing this out for quick transfers of tv stuff and some home movies
to dvd. You can do direct to disc, but I think the whole point is to edit a
little bit and add titles.
And for me to delete the commercials and add chapter markers.
It's another low cost route you can try.
http://www.plextor.com/english/products/ConvertX2.htm

Good Luck either way and let us know how you make out. :) 
AnthonyR.
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