Having spent UK £170 on Studio9 with Moviebox DV so that I can transfer analogue video tape from a standard VCR to the computer - the quality of the captured video is crap - full of 'noise'/pixelation or whatever the blotches are!!
I am not using Studio9 s/w at all, as from what I understand, the Moviebox dv converts the analogue signal into DV 25Mbits/sec and this is what the computer 'sees' as the input via the firewire port.
Indeed, when connected the box is seen in Windows Explorer as an AVC Compliant DV Camcorder. However, connect any device (including the AV output of a camcorder, VCR) to any of the Moviebox analogue inputs and the converted digital output (as viewed in whatever s/w you like on the computer) is the same - crap.
Connect the camcorder to Moviebox via the DV connection and the picture on the computer is fine.
Connect a TV monitor to Moviebox analogue output and the picture is fine.
This seems to suggest that the problem lies in the Moviebox internal A-D converter.
I've tried the setup on Windows XP SP1 and SP2 on several different computers - same problems.
Am I missing something here? Is there some wrong driver or setting on my computer that's the culprit?
My understanding of the firewire port is that it expects/accepts a DV signal from whatever device is attached and if what it is receiving is displayed in Windows Explorer as distorted, then a distorted signal is being fed in (garbage in/garbage out.
Please can someone help here?