Need DV help too!

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Steve Last
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I can't get video back onto my camera whioch is a Panasonic NV DS28. Am using Editstudio 3 whose tech help has been outstanding, but they suggest that there may be a with computers using AMD processors. I am NOT a real techie, it appears that my system has a 1.4 Ghz Athlon and an ASUS ALiMaGiK 1 chipset which appears to include ALi M 1647. Whatever, I cannot get any image on the camera even when sending with DVIO which they suggested. Any suggestions welcome...... I need this for a business application and ultimately want to be able to distribute a few cpoies of a short movie in VHS tape top clients who may not be very computer literate, and don't have time to get into the depths!

Steve

Steve Last
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This is a PS to my previous: Editstudio's tech support made the following general comments as well as giving a lot of detail suggestions:
"I think your system is having problems sending data to the camcorder reliably. This is not uncommon unfortunately - some PCs have real problems doing this no matter how fast they are. If you're using an AMD
processor with a VIA chipset motherboard then these are known to be problematic, although we also have a test PC here in the office that has an ALi chipset motherboard that just won't transfer DV data reliably, no matter what we do to it. You may have such a PC and there's not much I can suggest if you do. It may be coincidence that both the motherboards (our test PC and yours) have ALi chipsets and both show the same problem, but I fear that it's no coincidence."
Any help gratefully received, here or by email!

Steve

John Disdle
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The Pure Motion site forum is worth a visit. I think you will find the Ali-Magic chipset is the problem. Pinnacle products don`t like this chipset either. Sorry for the doom and gloom.

Regards
John.

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onzey
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Steve

Does your computer have a tv-out port on the graphics card by any chance? If so, you may be able to get some sort of result by recording avi files to a VCR from that or get an anologue card capable of output if you don't have tv-out or want a better result. Sorry it's a bit of a techie solution. I've never done this myself but found this link in another forum
http://www.colinbarrett.com/simplyBB/viewtopic.php?topic=2097&forum=4

or try searching in the other forums here for stuff on tv-out or some other relevant keyword if you think it's worth pursuing

Good luck

Richard