Newbbie asks for help

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realnewbie
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Joined: Jul 2 2001

Hello

I bought a new computer - AMD TB850, 20GB HD, video card - ASUS V7700 GForce2 GTS. I want to digitalize some of my videos and store them on my computer. I mean - transfer them from my video to my computer. Can anyone please recommend me a way to do it? Thanks in advance

GeEk
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Joined: Jun 28 2001

K, not really sure what you mean by digitize.

If you're taking analog video/audio from like a VCR, camcorder, etc, then you'll need a capture card that has analog inputs.

Or.

You can use a DV-Bridge which converts a analog signal to a digital, and vice versa. So it makes converting analog to digital quite easy. Plus, you will need a firewire card to go along with it to capture the digital signal.

Could you explain more about what you intend to do?

GeEk.

realnewbie
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Joined: Jul 2 2001

GeEk
Thanks for the reply. I am sorry for not being clear enough. What I mean is this : I want to transfer videos from my analog VCR to my computer and make clips in MPEG format. Now I have a good enough video card I think. I also have a software that came with my card - Ulead Video Studio4. The tutorial is pretty clear but when I connect my VCR to my card, I can't see the video from the VCR on my monitor. So, I guess either I am doing something wrong or I need another piece oh hardware. If you can help me with this I will be very very greatful. Thanks

wacky.banana
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Joined: May 30 2001

What exactly is the video card you refer to (I assume the one that came with Ulead4)? Is it a firewire card or something else?

Secondly you say when you connect to your VCR you can't see anything.

It might be useful if you could take us through a step by step process of what you are doing so we can work out where you are going wrong.

Thirdly, get some back isseus of Computer Video. There is a goldmine of info about video editing. The subject is not simple but not complx either.

Cheers

WB

PS Although you have an AMD based system your quer is much moregeneral, ie its about video editing. It might be useful for you to cut and paste your query to the general desktop forum. You will get answers a lot quicker from a lot more people as its the forum most go to.

WB

[This message has been edited by wacky.banana (edited 04 July 2001).]