I'm new here, sorry alot of info...
P-35 Platinum MS-7345 Mobo
Windows XP Home Edition SP3
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
2.4 GHz, 3328 MB RAM (3.3GB)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT (512 Memory Size)
Realtek HD Audio Output Sound
DirectX version: 9.0c
Monitor: Viewsonic VX2035wm Series
WD 500 GB HDD / WD 74GB RAPTOR HDD
NERO 9 / Pinnacle Studio Movieboard 12.1 with PCI-500
I have an Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz. GeForce 8600GT with 512MB memory and 3.33 Computer RAM, I read somewhere even on the Studio 12 requirements, that when I buy a newer HD AVCHD Camcorder, it is recommended to have a 2.66 MHz or higher CPU for AVCHD 1920x1080 Format and will also need a UDF 2.5 Driver for WinXP Home ED. Does this mean I would have to upgrade from my ($300) Intel 2.4 CPU to a higher, faster CPU to be able to harness the benefits of this newer AVCHD technology?
When I go into the CAPTURE for Analog composites devices such as my JVC analog Camcorder, VCR to capture, these are my presets in Studio12.1.
Movieboard Studio 12 > for a Analog VHS-C, or analog Camcorder -
CAPTURE> COMPOSITE >
MPEG CAPTURE Three options Video CD, SVCD Compatible, and DVD Compatible.
Or CUSTON SETTINGS >
Video Source Pinnacle 500-PCI
TV Standard – NTSC 4.3
AUDIO – Realtek HAD Primary Input – line Volume (from onboard soundcard
Using supplied Studio audio cable from camera RCA analog audio to soundcard)
CAPTURE FORMAT >
AVI or MPEG 1/ or 2 (I have AVI enabled)
DATA RATE– 6000 kbits/sec
Unless I’m Capturing from a MPEG 1 or 2 file from digital camera, that I have to worry about these settings below? Right now, I want to capture analog AVI Composite video.
MPEG TYPE > Mpeg1, Mpeg2
RESOLUTION> 352x480, 480x480, 720x480
SAMPLE RATE 48 KHz
ENABLE BACKGROUND RENDERING – yes
I have my JVC analog camcorder hooked up as follows:
From Camcorder >VIDEO-OUT to PCI-500 VIDEO IN
From Camcorder AUDIO OUT to LINE-IN to my Onboard soundcard (Realtek HD)
I’m not very sure about the MPEG settings, since I want to capture only old analog VHS video for now.
12.1 maybe stable in our present computers, it's just that I would think for getting this newer STUDIO 14 ultimate software free after rebates, it's always better to get the newest, more bells and whistles, etc., and always upgrade if possible to the next version, especially if it's FREE, but if the CPU upgrade, and the more memory Graphics than my 512MB are major requirements for using the newer AVCHD, then I'll have to think about buying and installing both a newer, faster GPU, and a faster than my present 2.4 GHz Quad Q6600 CPU…..Right?.
Tried this - Clicked on Video Input > COMPOSITE,
AVI CAPTURE > USER-DEFINED QUALITY > SETTINGS
PRESETS - AVI, CUSTOM – GOOD, (I’ll try “BETTER” next time)
COMPRESSION > M-JPEG
AUDIO SETTINGS – Include Audio is checked. PCM
When I turn on the camcorder I can see the preview of the video, but when I press START CAPTURE, The preview screen goes black and the ‘Captured’ counter is at 00:00:00:00, and the Frames dropped is ‘0’.
STILL NO SOUND FROM analog CAPTURE - Ok, I downloaded the Free 15 day Pinnacle Studio 14 Trial version, hooked it up the way I did from last post above, and yes, I can capture video from analog camcorder, but no sound from video. There must be something somewhere turned off, although when I unplug the audio RCA from the camera and the sound card (which was line-in, from camera to computer) and plug in my speakers (line-out) I do get normal window sounds and my music. Weird. I have updated my GPU driver recently and the date is 10-16-2010 version 6.14.0012.6099, also my Realtek HD audio.