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dropping frames

Discussion in 'Video capturing from analog sources' started by bartj, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. bartj

    bartj Member

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    i am using win dvd rec, winfast pvr , fly tv 2000 & nero vision express to capture tv & have experienced frame dropping with at least some of these applications.

    is there anything i need to check to stop this?

    i am capping to a seperate HD which has been defragged & using a seperate graphics card GeForce.
     
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    There are two ways (that I know of) to reduce or eliminate dropped frames.
    1.) Use a faster, "lossless" codec (this applies only if you're capturing to avi).
    2.) Use a smaller capture resolution. If you're currently using 720x480, you can try something smaller, until you get no dropped frames.
    #1 may do the trick, but if not, you're going to have to consider #2.
    Of course none of this applies if you're using a hardware mpeg encoding capture card.
     
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    im trying to capture to mpeg2 as i wanna burn my stuff to dvd. Im also capping in PAL format so dunno if i can reduce the resolution as will this not affect whether i can rec to dvd to play on a standalone player.
     
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    Capturing to full D1 PAL (720x576) mpeg-2, is almost impossible with a soft card.
    You would get much better quality by capturing to DV avi, or using Picvideo mjpeg avi codec. Then encode your captures to mpeg-2 in a standalone encoder.
    There are 3 resolutions you can try though, and they are all DVD compatible.
    Full D1 (720x576)
    Half D1 (352x576)
    Quarter D1 (352x288)
     

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