I'm nearing my wits end. All I want to do is transfer all my old VHS stuff to my computer, edit them and save and burn the new movies. I also want to do other video editing, as a hobby. So, I finaally upgrade & build a pretty decent computer that will handle the task. As always, a problem arises. I'm so sick and tired of Pinnacle Studios crappy software that I'm trying Vegas out. Of course, wouldnt you know it, Vegas doesnt capture analog. How stupid??!! Fixed that problem, but now my capture card (the one that comes bundled with Pinnacle) wont work with vegas. Or at least vegas recognizes it, but says that its being used and cant be opened. Should I ditch the Pinnacle card and buy a new card? if so, whats a good, moderately priced capture card?
Second question, I capured a clip with Vegas via my DV camera. I then saved it. When i watch the video rendered by Vegas, there are interlaced lines when motion occurs. Why is this? But when i import into WMM and render the same file rendered by Vegas, the lines are gone. Why is this?
It's funny that that the free, and easiest software to use (WMM) has the least problems. I can import just about any file type into WMM, but Pinnacle wont let you import shit, Vegas wont let you capture analog nor recognize my capture card etc etc.
I just want to capture all my old VHS tapes, edit them and burn to a DVD. Something that should be so simple is the biggest pain in the rear.