My old Sony Vaio pc finally gave up the ghost. I used to use the Gigapocket feature to capture video from laserdiscs, vhs tapes and Hi8 camcorder footage and was fairly happy with that. I've used Sony's Vegas/DVD Archetect and other popular software for editing and so on but on my new pc, I'm finding my options pretty limited so far for capturing quality analog video.
I'm working on a HP Pavilion 9040n so-called media center with both front and back analog a/v in/out factory cards and Windows Vista's my OS. My two software options for settings, etc for the actual capture of the video is either Roxio 9 Basic which is frankly clunky and primitive with little settings/control for import quality or Vista's terrible Media Center interface which I can't even get to configure properly (won't see the IR sensor as part of the setup process).
I'm sure there's something out there that'll give me the amount of control over things like video quality/color/compression during the importing phase I should expect but thus far, I haven't found an answer. Bear in mind, I *don't* need any kind of editing software, just importing software that'll work on my pc with the a/v card ( Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800 ) under Vista's OS.
Thanks in advance