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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009

    Default Video capture madness

    on my computer i have sony vegas, virtualdub and windows movie maker.
    HOWEVER the video capture doesn't work on either vegas or virtual dub (for some reason known only to themselves)
    this hasn't been a problem in the past because i've just used the (notably feeble) windows movie maker capture.
    HOWEVER recently when i upload using w.m.m. it really messes up the FPS rate, speeding clips up or slowing them down. As i mainly make Parkour films this is really annoying as accuracy is crucial.
    (i've tried using a different camcorder and it doesn't make a difference)

    SO i was wondering if anyone had any advice, or free programs i could download to capture.

    thanks folks.


  2. #2
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    Nov 2005
    Bristol uk
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    Best to fix vegas capture - version? Symptoms ?

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    Mar 2009


    when i press stop on the capture button a box comes up saying

    'An error has occured during the current operation.

    An exception has occured.'

    and i get the options 'ok' or 'details'

    when i click on details it says:
    Sony Video Capture
    Version 6.0b (Build 287)
    Exception 0xC0000005 (access violation) READ:0x4 IP:0x442883
    In Module 'VidCap60.EXE' at Address 0x400000 + 0x42883
    Thread: GUI ID=0x1484 Stack=0x12D000-0x130000
    EAX=017b34e0 CS=001b EIP=00442883 EFLGS=00210246
    EBX=017b2fa0 SS=0023 ESP=0012d028 EBP=0012d494
    ECX=00000000 DS=0023 ESI=017b2d68 FS=003b
    EDX=001ebe40 ES=0023 EDI=017b34e0 GS=0000
    Bytes at CS:EIP:
    00442883: 8B 51 04 89 54 24 48 8B .Q..T: 47 30 8B 48 08 8B 55 08 G0.H..U.
    Stack Dump:
    0012D028: 00000000
    0012D02C: 00189E68 00140000 + 49E68
    0012D030: 7E429930 7E410000 + 19930 (USER32.dll)
    0012D034: 00000000

    any thoughts?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Western Europe


    I don't use Sony Vegas or Virtual Dub at present so this is more general advice. Try reinstalling one (Sony Vegas) first and see if that fixes it. Download the latest codecs or go onto Sony's website and see if they have the problem reported on there and is there a fix available for it. You should post this also in the Sony Vegas section of this forum or try a Sony Vegas specific forum, there must be thousands of them on the net. If you are using a mini dv camcorder + firewire, there is a freeware utility that allows you to capture to .avi.

    WinDV 1.2.3 (Freeware)

    WinDV is a free recording tool for digital camcorders.

    The WinDV tool uses Firewire to transfer your recordings from the digital camcorder to your hard disk and vice versa. The camera is controlled via the navigation bar on the WinDV interface. This tool offers a number of configuration options, for example, you can record DV-AVIs of type 1 or type 2. You can also freely define the date and time formats as well as file names.

    WinDV - Download - Download

    Win XP/Win 2000/Win 98/Win Me

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