VIDEO CAPTURE STOPS BY ITSELF

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average joe
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Joined: Jul 3 2001

CAN ANYONE GIVE ME AN IDEA HOW TO AVOID THE VIDEO CAPTURE STOPPING BY ITSELF RECORDING A PIECE AND ALSO ON THE FLY? I HAVE USED "BATCH CAPTURE" AND "NEW CLIP", AND EVEN DOWNLOADED THE 1.6 WHICH THE TECH SUPPORT LINE CLAIMED IT WOULD TAKE CARE OF. (AFTER 2 PHONE CALLS LONG DISTANCE) IT ONLY RECORDS ABOUT 10 SECONDS MAXIMUM, AND THEN COMES UP WITH A SCREEN SAYING THAT FRAMES WERE DROPPED, AND STOPS RECORDING. THE AVERAGE AMOUNT OF FRAMES CAPTURED ARE ONLY 100. THANKS FOR ANY HELP/SUGGESTIONS, ANTHONY

dpalomaki
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Joined: Jan 2 2001

If it stops because of dropped frames, it could be that your PC is not configured with enough horse power (e.g., drive speed) to reliably capture divital video at DV standard. That could be a matter of the hard drives, how they are configured, or how they are installed. Can you give more details about your hardware and how it is setup?

average joe
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I HAVE AN HP9680C, 384 MB RAM, 65% RESOURCES FREE, 38.1 GB, 27 LEFT. ANYTHING ELSE/MORE YOU NEED? AND HOW TO LOOK FOR WHAT YOU NEED?? YOU MAY EMAIL @ ALAVGJOE@EXCITE.COM THANKS SO MUCH

wayner3
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Joined: May 25 2001

Don't know if this will help, but 69% resources is awfully low. Try and get resources up to 80% or higher. Maybe that might help. I seem to recall having that same problem when I went from ver 1.4 to 1.5;not sure what I did to overcome the problem. I think I deleted everything and reinstalled the software.

dpalomaki
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If you are using your system drive for video as well, that could present a problem. WIn might be tieing up the drive causing droppd frames. Is is configured for DMA access? Is it UDAM/66 or faster? Is it at least 5400 RPM with 7200 RPM being even better.