Re: [NTO] Video topic
- hsavage wrote:
> Mordechai wrote:I recommend the Hauppauge line of TV tuners. I'm currently
>>I guess that many of you are not only text editing as well as html-page makers all the time, but you have also other hobbies.
>>So here is a question very far from "NoteTab" editor, but I will still ask..
>>I would kindly ask those who are close to the subject for advise about Video-capture card (TV tuner included) with good performance and not too expensive, since I want to arrange my videos which are on tape.
>>There are so many on the market, but I certainly can use some advise from experienced people.
>>Thanks alot and Regards
using a PVR-250, which is near the basic end of their product
line but quite nice for my needs: stereo decoding, excellent
image quality, solid hardware-based MPEG encoder. If I recall
correctly, mine cost about US$120 a couple of years ago.
Be careful of some lower-end cards that have limitations like:
- Mono, not stereo
- MPEG encoding in software rather than hardware (much
slower and/or much lower quality)
- Don't communicate with sound card over the PCI bus
(means you have to occupy your soundcard's line-in jack
with a patch cable from the TV card)
The Hauppauge card has none of these limitations. You'd be
surprised how many do in this price range: for example, low-
end Pinnacle and ATI.
Hope this helps,
> I stopped by my local computer shop today and discussed with the owner
> components I might choose for a new system.
> I'm not experienced at all with video capture but I seem to recall he
> mentioned the video card in his own system, if memory serves, he was
> talking about an ATI Wonder, model 9600.
> ATI has a model 9800 but the 9600 has the same specs and an additional
> video port. The 9600 is the newer card, thus, the difference. My
> computer guy opines it is the best card available.
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