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Thread: Video is choppy when using 1394, tried 2 different 1394 cards

  1. Default Video is choppy when using 1394, tried 2 different 1394 cards

    I had a computer built last year and the mobo i went with (asus p5ql pro) doesn't have 1394 support, unbelievably. i completely overlooked that. so, i bought a 1394 card and my video is coming out really choppy... the video and audio don't sync up and there is a lot of lag in the video, just very choppy. so, i just bought a different brand of 1394 card and i'm having the same problem. i NEED 1394 to transfer video to my comp, and doing it by USB just produces low quality video compared to 1394.

    i don't know what to do, any ideas? below you'll find my system summery (i got it from everest):

    --------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name xxxxxxxxx
    User Name xxxx

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type 2x Intel Pentium III Xeon, 2833 MHz (9 x 315)
    Motherboard Name Unknown
    Motherboard Chipset Unknown
    System Memory 3328 MB
    BIOS Type AMI (11/28/0
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port RIM Virtual Serial Port v2 (COM5)
    Communication Port RIM Virtual Serial Port v2 (COM6)

    Display:
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT (1024 MB)
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT (1024 MB)
    Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (1438559)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter Creative Audigy LS Audio Processor

    Storage:
    IDE Controller Intel(R) ICH10 Family 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 2 - 3A26
    IDE Controller Intel(R) ICH10 Family 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 1 - 3A20
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    SCSI/RAID Controller SCSI/RAID Host Controller
    SCSI/RAID Controller VIA VT6410 RAID Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive ST3750640AS (698 GB, IDE)
    Disk Drive Maxtor 6Y250P0 (250 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
    Disk Drive WDC WD1200JB-00CRA1 (111 GB, IDE)
    Disk Drive Disk drive
    Disk Drive Generic STORAGE DEVICE-A USB Device
    Disk Drive Disk drive
    Disk Drive Generic STORAGE DEVICE-A USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic STORAGE DEVICE-A USB Device
    Disk Drive WDC WD5000AAJS-22YFA0 (465 GB, IDE)
    Disk Drive Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
    Disk Drive Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
    Optical Drive ATAPI iHAS222 8
    Optical Drive QW0414C JIV344T SCSI CdRom Device
    Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S222A SCSI CdRom Device
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) 114463 MB (25824 MB free)
    E: (NTFS) 239366 MB (30163 MB free)
    P: (NTFS) 476937 MB (138465 MB free)
    X: (NTFS) 715402 MB (140501 MB free)
    Total Size 1509.9 GB (327.1 GB free)

    Input:
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

    Network:
    Network Adapter Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller (192.168.0.199)
    Modem Standard Modem

    Peripherals:
    Printer Auto HP Officejet J4500 Series fax on FFAS
    Printer Auto HP Officejet J4500 Series on FFAS
    Printer Auto Microsoft XPS Document Writer on FFAS
    Printer Auto Microsoft XPS Document Writer on PRIMARY
    Printer hp officejet 4100 series
    Printer HP Officejet J4500 Series fax
    Printer HP Officejet J4500 Series
    Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
    Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
    USB1 Controller Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A34 [NoDB]
    USB1 Controller Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A35 [NoDB]
    USB1 Controller Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A36 [NoDB]
    USB1 Controller Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A37 [NoDB]
    USB1 Controller Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A38 [NoDB]
    USB1 Controller Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A39 [NoDB]
    USB2 Controller Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3A [NoDB]
    USB2 Controller Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3C [NoDB]
    USB Device Generic USB Hub
    USB Device HP Officejet J4500
    USB Device Officejet J4500 (DOT4USB)
    USB Device USB Composite Device
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
    USB Device USB Mass Storage Device
    USB Device USB Printing Support

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    There could be so many things bogging down the system... I've noticed that you're running 32 bit windows and have 4gb installed. The first thing I would do is go into the bios and enable the memory hole, and make sure that the memory remap option is disabled.
    You may also want to go into the system control panel to the firewire card and make sure that the power saving option is not turned on.
    You can also try to change the slot that the firewire expansion card is in.

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    thanks for the reply. i went into bios and could not find anywhere that had the memory hole option, nor could i find the remap option. i looked in every menu screen within bios, twice.

    i also went into device manager and found the firewire card, but under properties it has no option for memory saving. is there somewhere else that i should be in order to find the power saving option?

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    If your problem is dropped frames, quite often it's something still running in the background like Anti Virus etc. This can cause dropped frames. Check the task manager to see whats still running and turn them off for the duration of the capture. Don't forget to turn on the anti virus again.

    If your problem is not dropped frames. You may simply need to do a defrag.

    Another tip is to have the footage on a different drive to the programs drive.

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