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Slow Capture Rate

Discussion in 'Digital camcorders' started by Flyxr250, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. Flyxr250

    Flyxr250 Member

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    Hi, i have a Samsung DV camera and it has both usb and 1394 ports on it. Unfortunately i am running windows and do not have firewire ports on my comp. I do have access to a mac, but my main comp has usb 2.0 ports. I needed to know if i should get the extra cable to use firewire, or if usb will do fine. However, when running the capture program in windows i am only getiing like 5-10 f/s. THrough other programs i have used, though, i am not able to get the audio to transfer. What should i do?
     
  2. scottmac

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    No real way round it as far as i know though i am no expert. Buy a firwire card which will have a couple of ports on it at least. I got a brand new card plus cable on e-bay for £22. It comes with instructions or you can always check out the forums for a step by step guide. I had never taken the back of a pc and i fitted my new firewire card in 15 mins!! Get a dv cable and you will be capturing to your hearts content in minutes few.
     
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    I have been using a firewire cable to transfer video from my Sony digital8 camcoder to PC and it is working great!
     
  4. euphrus

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    If you are dropping frames (sounds like you are)
    try the following before you capture:
    1. defragment drives
    2. disable internet service
    3. disable anti-virus software
    4. disable all un-necessary processes (almost all)

    Also useful if you read blackviper.com information on services
     

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