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)
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:
- change the compression codec
- Change the capture software (I tried the Ulead VideoStudio SE)
- 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)
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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
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
Yesterday the new device arrived and it fixed the problem!
But I cannot use the internal audio capture from the device (the device only can capture video and there is no audio option on windows control panel). I have to use a external soundcard...
Thank you ther89 for the link