I need to analyze a series I'm watching for a job I'm involved in.
So I wonder if there's a way to capture HD video from my sat receiver. I'm pretty sure there's no way.
So I'm even considering taping it, directly from my plasma screen, using my HDV camera.
As I'm used to capture HDV from Avid, and I don't want to through it for this, I need something simpler. How can I capture HDV on a simple way?
After that I intend to use Vidcoder to convert the file to mkv and burn a DVD from it.
In that way I should be able to analyze things as I want to.
Do you have any other suggestions for this project?
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You can use any HDMI capture device like the Happauge HD PVR 2 or ElGato Game Capture HD along with an HDCP stripper.
What's an HDCP stripper and how I use it?
You can also use component cables to capture if your sat receiver has the outputs and the capture card has component inputs.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
At first I misunderstood that you had said that all spliters would strip HDCP. A splitter is just a box that splits one input onto several similar outputs, I don't think they can strip anything away from the signal.
Which splitter will strip it? Is this question similar to "alternative sat receivers", where signal is codified continuously? Or this strippers are more effective?
Unfortunately not: my sat box does not have component outputs and I have no capture card either.
Last edited by carlmart; 8th Jun 2014 at 04:30.
I didn't read it all, just part of it. It's 19 pages.
Perhaps someone did have a shorter version.
From what I'm reading, and I might be misreading, this capture does not seem like a sure thing.
I'm also not clear on how do I input on my computer, as I do not have a capture card. Do I use the usb interface on the El Gato or Hauppauge?
Another possibility is to get an HDMI to component video device like the HDFury2. Then use an high def component capture device.
Whatever the HDCP device, it will always be imported. Whether by me or by some company.
I'm not too much interested in component video, and as I don't have a capture device on the computer, I'd prefer usb if possible.
This the one that is sold here and reported by a friend of mine that does work:
That about $44.
The question is what I connect after it that will do a better job.
This friend says the Hauppauge will capture up to 9Mbps and the Roxio up to Mbps. He never used the El gato, which is more or less the same price as those other two here, which is about $200-250.
The Hauppauge HD PVR 2 captures up to 14 Mb/s. The ElGato Game Capture HD captures up to 30 Mb/s. I wrote some details about them recently:
1 - Yes. This splitter will work withany source (NET Digital, Sky, PS3)
2 - In Brazil has Avermedia Game Capture 2. Its a external box (no need any Pc/Notebook) capture at 20k bitrate for p sources or 15k for i sources.
3 - Roxio is wrost choice. Its have a pbigger problems using USB , because its no powered capture.
4 - Elgato is good. The software is easy.
5 - If you have awesome quality, Avermedia ExtremeCap U3 Placa de Captura HDMI FULLHD
I hear it always deinterlaces (poorly) when capturing 1080i. That's a disaster for live sports.
@carlmart Hopefully your satellite receiver is a PVR/DVR. In many cases HD capture devices don't work with third-party Windows PVR software, and the bundled capture software must be operated manually.
Let's get more primitive and simple, until I make my mind on what capture unit I will go for.
Yesterday I shot directly from the plasma screen, using my HDV camera. Far from ideal, I know. But please stay with me.
Now I have to upload the video onto my computer, in order to process it with Vidcoder.
How do I capture HDV stuff from a camera? All I could find on Google goes through Premiere, FC ou Avid, which I do no want to get into. There should a be a simpler way, which I think I did use in the past. How should I proceed?
OK, I could capture the file alright.