Iím gutted, I had to reset my laptop and now when I try to do a capture the audio is out of sync. Im Using the exact same settings as before when I had it working perfectly. The only difference I can see is that now the Microsoft audio driver for the dazzle is a later version dated 2021. I have tried to install the dazzle audio driver but it keeps saying that it has the most up to date driver installed! Iíve tried everything. Iíve even tried recording the audio from the line in direct from the vcr, but for some reason when I select the line in audio input in virtual dub, the video input disappears. Iím almost tempted to buy an old laptop, to see if the dazzle works on that, do I need a windows 7 machine? Or do I go older?
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VDub. The audio was always a half-second behind. As a work-around, I would make a corrected copy. In VDub, I went to "Audio->Interleaving". Under "Audio skew correction", I set delay at "-500". Both Video and Audio were set to "Direct Stream Copy". There is no quality loss, using this method.
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My Dazzle worked perfectly before i had to reset my PC i had an older Windows USBAUDIO driver installed which was dated 2020 as mentioned in my earlier posts in this thread. I tried a new capture card to see if that worked and that had the same issue Windows would just install the same AUDIO driver. Not sure where i go from here.
To install the older driver you need to go to control panel/device manager/dazzle device/driver/update driver/browse my computer for drivers/let me pick /have disk and point to the folder where the older driver is located.I think,therefore i am a hamster.
Virtualdub2 the Audio Capture USB WDM source is not there to select and the video source is black if i select the Line Source. I also tried it in VirtualDub 1.9 and amarectv 310 and get the same results.
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If i re-install the Microsoft Audio Driver, i can select the WDM Audio source and the video source comes back, but the audio goes out of sync after a few seconds of capture, and gets worse the longer it goes on.
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Before i did the reset i was using the Roxio Video driver work around mentioned in the earlier posts and a Microsoft Audio Driver also mentioned in my earlier posts and all work perfectly.
This is the the Audio Driver that installs automatically if you just plug the device in.
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This is the Windows Version
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Bit of an update from me, this may help others who are struggling still. I decided to have another go with the Dazzle and I have managed to find another work around! So I did a fresh install of Pinnacle Studio for Dazzle, this installs the standard dazzle video driver and Microsoft audio driver. Pinnacle Studio captures ok now, but sometimes the audio is hit and miss. I tried capturing with Virtualdub 1.9, 1.10 and VD2 and it just doesnít like the audio driver, on the older versions it doesnít even find the audio in. And in VD2 I get the windows stop code emBDA64.sys error. I am now using amarecTV 3.10 and this seems to work perfectly, no dropped frames or audio sync issues, i am happy with this as I can again capture using lagarith, and I can then go back to Virtual Dub for the other parts.
Unfortunatly the audio drivers for my dazzle no longer allows me to use Virtual Dub (tried 1.9/1.10/VD2) to capture, i would love to use it but i have tried everything to get it working again and it just doesnt want to! I have had to resort to using amarecTV which captures without any dropped frames or audio sync issues, so i will carry on using it. I am only doing my vhs captures as a hobby and feel i do not have a need for a TBC (though i do see why it is recommended). You are correct that Pinnacle Studio is crap, i just mentioned it as installing the latest version installs the drivers that got my dazzle working again. Just thought i would mention it just in case anyone else had any issues.
For anyone who wonders what happened to my Corel E-Mail support. (tl;dr: nothing new as you may noticed when load Pinnacle)
After I clarified to the L2 support about the 5 seconds fames inserted issue, I was going to ask on 15th March about the state. He replied that a "New Pinnacle Studio for Dazzle 184.108.40.206 has been released" and I should try... okay. I had to calm down... really calm down... and explained again, that I don't give a f* about the software and it is a driver issue. Of course I tried and it still loads the buggy 1.09.
So he escalated to a L3. I quoted users from this thread with the same issue. He also checked this Thread. So he asked me to have a remote session with one dev on my PC. I agreed.
It was the 29th March. The Dev tested with Pinnacle Studio, we made testrecordings and for some reason (of his changes), Pinnacle only displayed a black screen. He played around a lot with GraphStudio.
After 3 hours I told him, that my issue is not related in any way to Pinnacle Studio and showed him the issue with VirtualDub2. I also loaded the previous testrecordings of Pinnacle and showed him frame by frame, that the video it "stuck" every 5 seconds with a frame Inserted.
He thanked for the hint and want to investigate.
Weeks passed by again and since May 2021 Windows 1909 is out of support for consumers. So target customers now have to use at least 2004. So I asked again.
We are expecting a driver update to resolve some recent compatibility problems with latest Nvidia driver, and also to fix a problem with minor audio level drop after capture start. Pinnacle Studio for Dazzle will be updated when that driver is ready. I expect the frame insertion problem can be fixed also, but I don't have confirmation about this yet. As soon as I have information, I will update you.
Two things I did:
1) Purchased an installable 1909 image on eBay. Just $10 including shipping. Well-documented. You can actually get many other historic builds. Not illegal as I have a Windows 10 key from my purchase of the target machine. Works like a charm. Just don't connect to the internet to avoid accidental update (which can be prevented if you have Windows 10 Pro and administratively control update parameters). Spare machine. No problems. Transfers flawlessly to Pinnacle Studio products.
2) Purchased the Hauppauge USB-Live2 device. Works fine with current Windows 10 build. Capture with their hardware and then import to Pinnacle Studio 24.
Yes, Avid/Pinnacle should deal with their device's driver problem. Why won't they? Because there are so few of us analog to digital conversion people out here. Very sad for those who have used their line of products for a decade or more.
Bottom line, you can perform analog to digital capture/conversion with Hauppauge USB-Live2 hardware. You can use its output in Studio 24.
This post and thread has been very helpful in charting a course to a workable solution for me. Continuing to wait for Avid/Pinnacle on a Dazzle solution is unnecessary. The Hauppauge solution costs less than $50. The Windows 10 1909 build was a cool workaround, but not realistic unless you have a well-equipped "spare" machine.
Happy capturing and editing, folks!
Purchasing a Windows image is a waste of money. You payed for the material. You can download from here: https://tb.rg-adguard.net/public.php and prepare a bootable USB-Stick with Rufus: https://rufus.ie/ For 10$ it could be a nice 16GB USB-Stick.
Your key/HWID activation will work with any previous Windows Build.
If you have a second device to run an older Windows build without internet, you are fine. I think most people want run only one system and if they go the legal way, they have a problem now. They can purchase only Home and Pro (other Editions on ebay aren't legal, even if they activate fine). They will now automatically upgrade to 2004/20H2, because 1909 Home/Pro won't receive any update anymore. On Pro you could prevent with group policies which isn't worth the security risk.
For a working Dazzle they would need 1909 Education/Enterprise to receive updates until May 2022. You can't obtain as private person. One year will pass quickly, then you would need 1809 LTSC to receive updates until 2029. You can't obtain as private person.
Anyway, you are right, video capturing guys aren't important anymore, so Corel is not in rush. And other people will use external convert and capturing the HDMI output.
I tried Hauppauge USB-Live2 and Elgato video capture. Both had the same problem for me that loud music did result in clipped audio distortion. Also the videoquality was a little less sharp than on Dazzle. So for me, the Dazzle is still the way to go.
Sorry I got you so wound up. Just relating my experience, not challenging anyone. And, yes, it was a nice 16GB SanDisk USB stick.
I nearly did the same as you, after having spent the last couple of weeks trying to figure out what's wrong. But just before I decided to go for a new device, I came across this tread, and are quite sure it's the same problem as I have experienced.
Last time I captured was about a year ago, then everything worked perfect.
First I want to mention this: I never installed anything for my Dazzle DVC100 on the latest computers I have used it on. No Pinnacle software, and no driver. Just plugged it in with the USB, and then captured using Debut Video Capture, and Potplayer. My latest VHS captures became great, and I think Potplayer is the best software to use, with all it's settings, where you can select any formats, bitrate etc and about everything. Don't know any drawbacks with it, but hasn't seen or heard about anybody else using it to capture with.
However this new problem also shows best in Potplayer, but can be seen with others as well, when I look harder, but it comes and goes a little.
To describe it, it's like the video stops for a moment now and then, around every 5th second. Haven't noticed anything on the sound though. But I have the latest win 10 update: 20H2.
Can we hope that this will be fixed with the next Win 10 update?
Well, I've been struggling with this same problem for a while now. Whatever changed in that Windows update didn't just screw with the DVC 100, it also affected other devices, like the USB Vidbox NW03 - I get the exact same issues as the DVC, missed / skipped frames in Virtualdub.
I have a couple of other SD capture devices handy, but they're all Hauppauge branded, which ... brings its own set of problems.
There's got to be some info out there that says exactly what is causing all of these problems. I don't think my system can handle running a virtual PC and capturing anything...
That combination of drivers (Roxio Video Capture + standalone audio driver) made Virtualdub2 crash with a memory access violation error when attempting to capture.
So I tried it in Virtualdub 1.10.4; capturing with audio playback enabled caused seven frames per second to be dropped.
Capturing in 1.10.4 with audio playback off worked, and it didn't drop frames, but the audio in the AVI was lagged by around one to two seconds.
And capturing in AmarecTV 3.10 worked without problems, except for the first few seconds of the video being blank. (But I'm not sure if it's doing any processing since I didn't see any interlacing.)
So whatever is going on here might be related to the audio part of the driver.
And a diffence also after i installed this: the sound is heard all the time during playback, not only when the program for capturing is turned on, like it was before.
But at least it works fine when capturing, so I left it there for now.
Ps. When I installed the driver, there came up a warning. Saying something like -this driver is not compatible with windows/can damage the system.. Something like that. But I suppose it was ok to ignore that?
But on the recordings it's much harder to see.
I reinstalled the driver like described above, and the dividing line was almost gone, but there appeared 2-3 more showing vaguely, that comes and goes on different places on the picture. And then the audio distortion also came back.
When restarting the computer, the more distinctive dividing line in the middle was back, while the audio was fine again.
Now I tried to reinstall the previous driver yet again ( the new compitable driver that was posted earlier in the tread). The video was clearly best with that, without any problems that I could notice .
But with that one, the audio distortion appeared after one restart and kept being there from then on.
But now that distortion is gone, even after restarting the computer a couple of times. So right now it all seem to be in order here.
I don't know what happens, but it looked like installing that roxio driver, and then back to the previous one fixed it somehow. If it's something that will last, time will show.
I didn't install any audio driver at any point.