Analogue Video Capture

  shandykid 08:53 27 Apr 03

Hi all,
I just bought a TIME computer with a Nvidia GeForce 4 128MB DDR RAM 8X AGP graphics and TV-out with 4 port video in/out. I have an analogue (8MM) video camera and want to edit this footage on my PC. Do I need to buy a analogue PCI capture card or is my graphics card capable of capturing analogue video (with the appropriate editing software)? Many Thanks.

  Cantillion 09:21 27 Apr 03

Seems to me that you have all the relevant hardware - all you need is the software and relavent drivers for your graphics card (wdm drivers for your Nvidia graphics card). You can download a FREE programme for video capture called VirtualDub - there are plenty of guides on the internet for the use of this programme.

If your looking at editing your clips, there are a plethora of video editing packagages available - most of which have free 30 day trials (if your lucky, a package may have shipped with your PC such as VideoStudio or Power Director).

For more information, a great site is click here.

  shandykid 12:41 27 Apr 03

Thanks Cantillion.......Anyone elso out there with any further comments/advice?
PS. Why do I need a driver for the graphics card and whats a wdm driver?

  shandykid 20:18 27 Apr 03

Any more advice would be welcome

  lixdexik 21:08 27 Apr 03

did an article on this subject ( issue 92 april 2003)it may be of use to look at that if you have win xp?

cheers Lixdexik.

  lixdexik 21:25 27 Apr 03

on video editing..I have looked through my mags and issue 90 is missing so I think that will be the one with the workshop in it, I could be wrong though. Just thought I would mention it.


  ramlin 14:17 30 Apr 03

I would ask the same question to the forum at click here
I was recommended the canopus advc-100. A review can be found at click here#

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