Old Miro card in New PC - please help!

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steve.gough
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I have recently build a new W98-based system around an Athlon 1.2GHz cpu in an Abit KT7a-raid motherboard (256MB "Crucial" RAM, Matrox G200 AGP graphics, 2 x Maxtor 40GB ata-100 HDs). I've transferred a legacy miro DC10 capture card which worked fine under w95 in my old AMD K6-200 system but now only has limited functionality.

I've had no joy trying to get video overlay to work with the Matrox graphics card, but can at least view footage already captured if I switch to "composite out". My real problem is that only previously captured or editted footage plays back without problems. Both new footage created by rendering in my Ulead mediastudio software (v5.2) and captured through the card are dogged by green blocky artefacts and "interference" flashing in random frames.

I can't recreate my old environment on the new PC since for reasons unknown I can't load w95 on the abit/athlon system. Setup runs to completion but as soon as windows tries to boot I get a "windows protection error".

I've not done any editing for a while because the old system was so limited, but I'd like to make sure I'm "back in the saddle" using the kit I have before I blow another 2 to 500 quid on a new capture card.

Is there anyone who can offer any help?

harlequin
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quote:Originally posted by steve.gough:
I have recently build a new W98-based system around an Athlon 1.2GHz cpu in an Abit KT7a-raid motherboard (256MB "Crucial" RAM, Matrox G200 AGP graphics, 2 x Maxtor 40GB ata-100 HDs). I've transferred a legacy miro DC10 capture card which worked fine under w95 in my old AMD K6-200 system but now only has limited functionality.

I've had no joy trying to get video overlay to work with the Matrox graphics card, but can at least view footage already captured if I switch to "composite out". My real problem is that only previously captured or editted footage plays back without problems. Both new footage created by rendering in my Ulead mediastudio software (v5.2) and captured through the card are dogged by green blocky artefacts and "interference" flashing in random frames.

I can't recreate my old environment on the new PC since for reasons unknown I can't load w95 on the abit/athlon system. Setup runs to completion but as soon as windows tries to boot I get a "windows protection error".

I've not done any editing for a while because the old system was so limited, but I'd like to make sure I'm "back in the saddle" using the kit I have before I blow another 2 to 500 quid on a new capture card.

Is there anyone who can offer any help?


Is it a dc10+ ?
If it is which version of the drivers/studio software are you using ?

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steve.gough
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It's a plain old (old...) DC10. Cutting edge of budget home video when I bought it, though.

I have the latest driver updates off the miro web page. Off the top of me head I can't remember the specific version, but I think its 4.x.x. These seem to have been pretty much abandoned with w95, though, with no attempt to provide a w98 version, which is why I've tried to recreate the old w95 environment.

I tried downloading a DC10+ update but it wouldn't install as there was no other DC10+ material present.

steve.gough
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This may or may not be relevant but the software reports the following versions:

miro DC driver v 4.2.1
avi cache 4.1.5
miro video expert 4.1.2