Specs to begin with;
Camera: Sony TVR48e (Video8xr)
Capture card: VDM on a GeForce4 ti600 (although same problem happens with Dazzle* DVC)
OS: XP Home
First of all! VirtualDub has gone mad, I understand that the codecs you can use in normal mode compared to capture mode will be different, as only certain codecs will work with certain sizes and ratios and colour formats.
But.. it seems like Vdub is locked onto a mode it can't use, it says its on [Current: AP41, 16 bits per pixel]. However, I'm unable to change this. I'm certain it should be using YUYV 4:2:2 Interleaved, but it won't change it. If you save this, and load the program up again, it will complain that it is using an invalid format.
It's this which is causing me to be unable to select a codec in the compression dialogue. Only choice I get it this "AP41". Which produces completely fucked videos (just random noise, by the looks of it).
This isn't a major problem, as I have other means of capturing video to AVI, but...
Problem 2! And this has happened for ages, but seeing as I just had the camera's tape-deck fixed ( cost dixons £100+ - thankgod for 5 year coverplans ), and we're planning on making a film soon, I thought I should at least attempt to sort it out.
On the far right of the image is a green stripe, about 15 pixels. It's not solid green, but it will turn anything in that region green.
Also, at the bottom of the image they'll be quite a bit of distortion (as if the tape is going a bit screwy).
If I capture from my TV, the image is perfect. So, I thought I'd run the camera through my VCR through the TV to my PC. The image actually got there (!!), but there was still the green line.
So, thinking on my feet, I recorded from the camera to the VCR, and then played the VCR through the TV to the PC. But still, the green line is there.
That's what muddles me the most, why it is always there.
I could crop, but as you can guess, I'd like to leave that as a final solution.
Hope somebody can help, thank you