I made a recent post regarding capturing video using an EasyCap and Arcsoft ShowBiz. Im now instead trying to capture using VirtualDub but am unable to see the video being played.
The software is finding the capture unit but when i try to see it being played on the software i cannot see it.
The steps i am doing are:
Device> select the Easy Cap "USB 2861 (Direct Show)"
Advice on how to rectify appreciated!
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You must also set video > 'Video Source', 'Capture Pin' and 'Capture Filter' - maybe some others but those should give you a picture.
There are lots of options PAL, NTSC, SECAM and then different versions of those e.g. PAL_M, SECAM_L1
Whatever you source material is >> NTSC (US) VHS, PAL I/G (Europe except France) VHS would be a good place to start.
You don't know the standard of you tapes? where do you live and where the tapes originally shot at? Possibly what VCR or camcorder used to make them at the time? the more details you give the better the help you get.
- North America + Japan = NTSC
- Most of the rest of the world = PAL
It's more complex that that, but it's the quick version. Lots of exceptions, odd formats or SECAM.
It should be PAL.
There are various tutorials on how to set up vdub for capturing - I recall posting a link to a quite comprehensive one some weeks ago - so do a forum search.
And also do initially make sure your video source is composite (unless your VCR is S-VHS)
I searched prior posts and found a thread where youve offered similar advice on settings (https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/396966-8mm-digitalization-Picture-is-either-blinki...ght=virtualdub) but cant find where youve posted a link to vdub capture (i checked back until Jan for threads with Keyword(s): virtualdub; User: DB83)
I have searched you tube for guides and have followed guidance but unfortunately no luck yet!
You will also note the reference to the 'easycrap' in that post.
But there was another topic which I also can not locate. If memory serves the actual guide was in another forum - possibly Doom9 - quite a few members on here frequent both places. Google led me to a guide on DigitalFaq but that one, apologies to lordsmurf - the boss on there - , seems outdated.
I would also check the Preview settings. At the very least you should have a black square on your screen where the video would go.