View Full Version : OT - I seek a video capture solution.

10-17-2005, 11:31 AM
Like the topic says...I seek suggestions advice.


10-17-2005, 11:31 AM
Like the topic says...I seek suggestions advice.


10-17-2005, 11:41 AM
what kind of video? HD, NTSC, SECAM, PAL, VGA, SVGA?

what format is it in now, and what format do you want it to end up in?

10-17-2005, 11:54 AM
Aww schucks I knew it would get technical.

From TV - VCR - DVD - Camcorder onto my computer...like that.

10-17-2005, 11:59 AM
http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/Consu...e+Video/Dazzle/?dz=1 (http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/Consumer+Products/Home+Video/Dazzle/?dz=1)

works best with USB2 connection...I have the 80 series...works nice.

10-17-2005, 12:16 PM
yes, something like that or simular product should do the trick.

10-17-2005, 12:17 PM
I am leaning toward this product.


10-17-2005, 04:29 PM
well... lean as far as you want... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

10-18-2005, 03:58 AM
I have a part-time business where I use the Dazzle to capture video. I use Adobe Premier to edit it. Any of the commercial break-out boxes are good, the Dazzle is probebly one of the best for the price.

I dont know your intended application, but I highly recommend purchasing a separate hard drive for nothing but video work. A good 7200 RPM drive is a must and keep it defragged with a passion. You will drop frames while rendering otherwise, and that's no fun at all.

Look for a product that is bundled with some GOOD editing software like either Adobe Premier or even Sonic Vegas Video (Both are good editing pieces of software). BTW: I personally like Adobe. The learning curve is a little steep to learn all the nice functions that it can give you, but the ability to lay many multiple tracks over one another is priceless. Some of the cheaper software does not allow this at all, and some limit you to two video and 3 sound tracks over one another. Stay away from PCI card hardware as USB will go with you as you upgrade your computer in the future. Also, plan on spending some good money on a top line DVD writer. The cheap ones dont cut it.

All this is from direct experience. With my business I take video from high school athletes and produce a video resume for them on DVD. They can then send them off to colleges to get scouts interested. This idea came to me when a kid was telling me that he was having a hard time getting a scout to come see him because he went to a small high school. Well, to make a long story short, he signed a letter of intent with a Division 1 school last week! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I have had this business for less than a year now, and already have 9 kids signed with some major schools. It has been a lot of fun already.

Ive also extended my business to include marketing a police video with some of my fellow police buddies on how to detect hidden compartments in cars carrying illegal contraband. We are putting it on the market next month and have already made just under $1000 profit locally!

So yeah, I have a little experience in the area, and hve bought my share of cr@p already... heh!

So, if you have any questions, I would be glad to answer them...