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  1. Beginners Basic guide to good Quality captures.

    For the purpose of this tutorial we will capture vhs to vcd.
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    I havent included any images as this tutorial is so basic dont think
    you need them.


    I want to point out that I am also a beginner. But after spending so long
    looking all over for guides and how to's I thought I would pool all I had
    gathered into one place. Let's learn and progress together.

    So you just got that capture card and want to get started.
    This is not the definitive guide it's just to allow the beginner to get
    good results without having to trawl through pages and pages to
    find what you need.

    Before we start make sure you have
    1. the latest drivers installed for your equipment
    2. the latest directx installed
    3. the WDV drivers for windows

    NOTE:
    I am not endeavouring to show everything you need to know. Just to show those
    with win98 and winme the easy way around the 4 gig file limit.

    Software used in this tutorial:
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    Sonic Foundry video vegas(www.sonicfoundry.com/download/)get it here.
    TMPGE.2.51 also download and intsall the vfapi plugin(http://www.tmpgenc.net/e_main.html)get it here. (Some programs are expensive and there are other forums from which you can get them). hehehe

    I find the above software the easiest to use and vegas will get you
    round the 4 gig file limit on fat 32 systems

    OK lets cut the Babble and get on with it!
    As this is a basic guide, we aren't going to change many presets.
    This is something you will do as you progress.


    Start up Vegas video.
    Under file select capture. (A new screen will appear)
    Under video select your video device.
    Start your video and select capture.
    Click stop when you're ready.
    In clip files you should now have a thumbnail of your clip. You can
    right click to check where it was saved to and the properties. That's it, close video vegas.

    Start TMPGE (Again we wont change many presets)
    For the sake of this tutorial we will work with the wizard.
    Select your Video format, click next.
    Use the browse buttons to locate the file you just captured.
    Click next. Click next. Click next.
    Select where you want to save the file. Click ok. That's it.

    You should now have a file saved as your chosen format.
    This is so basic and you should have a good quality capture.
    Up to you to experiment and try to improve the quality.

    FOOTNOTE:

    Video vegas will segment your caps over 4 gigs just convert them into mpeg with tmpg
    and join them under mpeg tools add each file and your all done. Full
    movies the easy way.

    A good source for info is to read any posts by seffy he seems
    to know what he is talking about. Hope he doesnt mind me
    pointing you in his direction.

    Please all you experts dont start telling me this is wrong this is
    only a basic tutorial to get the newbies started which this site seems to lack.
    I'm sure the newbie will find this helpful and set them on the road to better captures

    Good luck!

    Would appreciate any feed back and help in obtaining a better capture.
    Athlon xp-2400
    60 gig.h/d.7200rpm
    256mb ddr ram
    Asrock:-k7s8xe.sis 748 chip set m/b
    Win xp pro
    Hollywood-dv bridge/Belkin firewire card
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  2. Two words...Spell Check.
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  3. Originally Posted by Hollywood004738
    Two words...Spell Check.
    In Five Words:-

    Yeah sorry about that lol
    Athlon xp-2400
    60 gig.h/d.7200rpm
    256mb ddr ram
    Asrock:-k7s8xe.sis 748 chip set m/b
    Win xp pro
    Hollywood-dv bridge/Belkin firewire card
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  4. Would appreciate any feed back and help in obtaining a better capture.
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    Leave my speeliing out of this

    lol
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  5. dont we all need spell check on the forums...
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