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March 30, 2012 2:00:57 PM

Trying to transfer hi8 videos using s-video connection. need a video card recomendation

Thank you
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a b U Graphics card
March 30, 2012 2:57:05 PM

Hello,

Hello what kind of ports do you have free on your motherboard? Do you have a PCI slot or a PCIEx1 slot?

Heres a PCIEx1 slot version with S VIDEO INPUT: <-- Windows 7 compatible.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Here's a PCI version with S VIDEO INPUT:<----- up to windows vista compatible.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Edit: You should also remove your email address. Unless you want lots of spam. By the way these are TV Tuners, not actual video cards.
a b U Graphics card
March 30, 2012 2:59:54 PM


You need capture hardware and software.

And a lot of HDD space.

The more flexible the capture software, the better your end product. Are you comfortable with all the possible options available to you in formatting, conversion, editing, cropping, etc.?




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March 30, 2012 6:08:39 PM

Chainzsaw said:
Hello,

Hello what kind of ports do you have free on your motherboard? Do you have a PCI slot or a PCIEx1 slot?

Heres a PCIEx1 slot version with S VIDEO INPUT: <-- Windows 7 compatible.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Here's a PCI version with S VIDEO INPUT:<----- up to windows vista compatible.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Edit: You should also remove your email address. Unless you want lots of spam. By the way these are TV Tuners, not actual video cards.



Thank you for the advice. I'm rather new at this. Not sure about the slot. I'll have to figure that out.
March 30, 2012 6:11:40 PM

Wisecracker said:
You need capture hardware and software.

And a lot of HDD space.

The more flexible the capture software, the better your end product. Are you comfortable with all the possible options available to you in formatting, conversion, editing, cropping, etc.?



Thanks, I'm trying to convert family videos from Hi8 tape to my computer. What would you recommend?
a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2012 6:04:06 PM


A fire-wire or USB2 connection is really all that you need.

What Chainzsaw is suggesting is to playback your analog Hi8s and 'capture' the stream through a computer TV tuner installed in an internal slot. This will certainly work but you would be limited to the tuner capture format and resolution.

I would suggest investigating the native output format, resolution and bit rate of your Hi8 recorder. Then find some software (and subsequently, hardware) that will capture it natively at the same output format, resolution and bit rate without any compression or conversion.

Hi8 analog tapes are of decent video quality -- near production-quality type of stuff (especially when shot at SP). You need to guard against any degradation or conversion of this quality. At least at first. Once you have the original native video captured digitally, you can go crazy on some movies and still revert to the saved original if you go too far.

What camera did you use? Do you know its native formats? I suspect it's a decent standard definition Hi8 that when taken digital (correctly :lol:  ) can make some great movies.

If it was a Sony you should probably check out Vegas Studio.

Not sure if you are still the movie master, but most any new HD recorder will function as a capture device for you.



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