New to graphics cards - a question

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by johnpower, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. johnpower

    johnpower Guest

    I never play games on a PC but I capture video. I just purchased a
    new Vaio computer and it has an ATI Radeon 9200 video card. This card
    has a audio/video in and S-video in jacks on both the front and back.
    I must confess that I do not know what these are used for. I thought
    maybe I could capture from my VCR by doing an AV out from the VCR and
    into to these but nothing happened. I have an Hollywood Bridge I was
    using and was hoping I could skip that and use the these connectors
    but apparently not.

    The computer can apparently capture from a TV because it has a cable
    connection. Can I use that to capture fro a VCR?

    Anyhow, could someone give me an idea as to what these inputs are used

    johnpower, Nov 8, 2003
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    DeMoN LaG Guest

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    You need to use the software to first display what is coming in from the
    RCA/Svideo ports and then capture it. ATI's Multimedia Center (Which
    should have been included) does this.

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    James Guest

    I don't see why you couldn't hook up the VCR. If you can capture cable
    which uses a coaxial port then you should be able to use the VCR also,
    because I am pretty sure they also have a coaxial port. Unless I am
    mistaken. Good luck.

    James, Nov 9, 2003
  4. johnpower

    johnpower Guest

    One would think so. I believe you have to use their Giga Pocket
    software. When I get some time I will take a look at it. Meanwhile,
    I can capture thru my Hollywood Bridge
    johnpower, Nov 9, 2003
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    johnpower Guest

    I don' think it did , The card was installed and there was no
    documentation I found in the box. Its a Sony Vaio by the way. I went
    to the ATI web site to see if I could download it but the latest
    version is going to ask me for my original CD in order to install.
    johnpower, Nov 9, 2003
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    Talc Ta Matt Guest

    There's almost certainly a program included to watch video on that you have
    input into the computer.

    My old Vaio from like 5 years ago has a TV tuner can capture the input video.
    So yours must have something similar.
    Talc Ta Matt, Nov 9, 2003
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