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  1. Member
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    Search Comp PM
    Hi there, I've started the tests to capture a bulk of VHS and VHS-S personal tapes and I get a choppy video playback, even on the preview window of the VirtualDub capture mode, I get a not fluid playback. It is more visible on action scenes (move an arm to grab something)

    Capture details:
    I am using an old EasyCap device (SM 007 with the SMI2021 chip) and VirtualDub 1.9.x to capture (PAL 720x576 25fps Lagarith codec) composite Input because S-VIDEO outputs on Black and White. No deinterlace.

    I only used this device once, many years ago, and I don't remember to have any problem (I used a different VCR with S-VIDEO)

    So my doubts are:
    • a problem with the drivers of this device?
    • the VCR have problems to output a steady signal that can be interpreted by EasyCap? I cannot use the S-Video output
    • Do I need to change any setting on capture?

    Solutions that I've already tried:
    1. change the compression codec
    2. Change the capture software (I tried the Ulead VideoStudio SE)
    3. Try to capture on Windows 7 x64 (I had a lot of problems to install windows 7, so I had to use an older laptop with limited resources so I had more drop frames)

    Thank you
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  2. Member
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    Search Comp PM
    To me sounds like you need more modern pc/laptop.

    Need to consider hdd read/write speeds, even better to have ssd drive.

    Better to have the capture program on the root drive and the output on another drive.

    My 2 cents worth
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  3. Member
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    Search Comp PM
    Thank you but after some digging I think the problem is the capture card (“easycrap”) I’ve just ordered a new one and after a few weeks I can post here my progress.
    I have a high end SSD and a 8th gen Intel processor on my desktop machine so I think that my hardware will no be a problem
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