Can video cards to video capture???

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. It should be described as being able to capture video. If you don't see
    "Video Capture" listed anywhere, then you'll need something else. You
    can buy devices that hook up to a USB or firewire port that will allow
    you to capture without involving the video card. There's several ways to
    skin this cat, but using a video capture card is probably the best way.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Nov 12, 2005
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    Jim Guest

    I want to backup some of my VHS tapes onto DVD. I did a google search and
    the process involves video capture where the VHS content is transferred onto
    my HD and then burned onto my DVD.

    My question is this. Are video capture cards different from video graphics
    cards. Or do some or all video graphics cards have video capture

    I plan on getting the Nvidia 6800 card soon but I can't seem to make out
    from the specs if the card has video capture capabilities. If graphics
    cards do support video capture how is it specified in the specs. Thanks.
    Jim, Nov 12, 2005
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    Jim Guest

    Thanks for the info.
    Jim, Nov 12, 2005
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    John Inzer Guest

    Just a suggestion...but for a simple copy...the
    easiest way would be to use a DVD Recorder
    connected to a VHS player/recorder. There are
    some models today that include both...
    (Samsung DVDVR320 for example).
    John Inzer, Nov 12, 2005
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    Jim Guest

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Jim, Nov 12, 2005
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    doS Guest

    by a home recorder and save yourself some time and trouble.
    doS, Nov 12, 2005
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    The Shed Guest

    It is not the card that captures the video.
    All you need to be able to do is input the VHS content to the pc--then
    you will need software to convert a a usable format.

    Would suggest you have a look at a pinnacle studio package such as the
    A/DV version

    This will give you all the inputs you require and is easy to
    use --however you may need to purchase additional leads to connect the
    VHS to the card---real cheap in maplins etc,or more than likely you will
    have something from some other bit of kit that will do the job.
    The Shed, Nov 13, 2005
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    Jim Guest

    Thanks for the info.
    Jim, Nov 13, 2005
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    Marc N. Guest

    The preceding message represents personal opinions
    and/or advice that may prove incorrect or harmful. But then maybe not.
    Feel free to disregard.

    I have an ATI TV Wonder PCI card and a Dazzle Fusion USB. Both can connect
    to a VCR and both will capture video with the software included. The PCI
    device works best, and I can watch and listen to the video whyle capturing
    it. With the USB I can only watch it in a small window and that is without
    sound. The sound is OK in the captured video. I have used video from both to
    create DVD and VCD and they are both OK. The PCI card is easer to learn and
    operate. Both of my devices are about 2 years old, who knows what what the
    current devices will do?
    Marc N., Nov 13, 2005
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    Jim Guest

    I looked at the ATI cards but I prefer the Nvidias for some reason. This is
    getting more complex than I thought.
    Jim, Nov 13, 2005
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    Marc N. Guest

    The preceding message represents personal opinions
    and/or advice that may prove incorrect or harmful. But then maybe not.
    Feel free to disregard.

    The ATI TV Wonder PCI card is not a video board it's a tv tuner etc. You
    still need a video board. ATI does or did have a board called "All in
    Wonder" that did it all. It's not complex, if it was I could not have done
    it. Just get a video board that you like and then get a video capture device
    or tv card that supports capture. What ever it is it will have audio/ video
    input jacks on the back and connect to the computer. ie PCI, USB, etc Make
    sure that the included software will do what you want it to do. I baught a
    DVD burner once for about $200 and after installing the software I was told
    that to burn a DVD I would need to purchase an upgrade.
    Marc N., Nov 13, 2005
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    Jim Guest

    I just checked my video card again. It has an S-video in, S-video out, and
    Video Out. I'm thinking that if I connect my VCR and TV to the S-video in
    jack that I can run my VHS images onto my computer and then use some type of
    software to capture and record onto an MPEG format and then burn from that?
    Am I correct in saying that?
    Jim, Nov 13, 2005
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    Mitch Guest

    Almost; the software might not record in MPEG format; that is the final
    format you use, not necessarily the format it would capture in.
    Mitch, Nov 13, 2005
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    Jim Guest

    OK....I'll see if there's any freeware out there to do this. I'll
    experiment first before plonking down some dough for a good piece of
    Jim, Nov 13, 2005
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