Here we go. It's running on Win 10 20H2 in Virtual Dub (1.9.11):
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I only installed the drivers, not the Honestech DVD software.
Proc amp and histogram are working fine (thanks again, jagabo! You are THE legend).
Download VDub from here:
Capture guide here:
I have a hunch that it is important that, when pulling out your USB stick, that you "safely remove" it from Windows first; in the tray, click the "safely remove hardware" icon and click the "eject USB capture device" line.
Standby for a report on the Honestech software...
Who did shoot JR??
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Honestech working OK too. BUT, it records into MPEG 2, which is not desirable for advanced video processing. That said, it will be simpler putting the video onto a DVD using the Honestech capture fi you don't want to get too deep.
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Make sure you've got the settings set correctly . They're self-explanatory, but you have to open the Settings cog first (on the 1. Capture screen); mine wasn't set on the "Conexant Polaris Video Capture Device" (the VGB-100) for video or audio.
Graphstudio Proc Amp worked too, but no Histogram. On one try, it left a green haze over the image window when I exited the proc amp.
So, it works. Now we have to nut out why.
It may be useful if you were to guide the OP as to the correct way of installing the drivers.
I am not suggesting he did it wrong since he does have audio and 'some video' but the installation does vary according to OS. Sometimes it is load drivers BEFORE you first plug in the device. Then the OS will 'detect' the device and finish the install process.
Yes, good call, DB83.
Here is what my Device Manager looks like:
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The VGB100 is the two "USB2.0" entries.
Do you have those, Darren?
If not, I'll post the install sequence that I used.
FYI, in this case, the instructions are to plug in the VGB100 first, then run the installer for the drivers and the Honestech DVD authoring software.
Forget about the VCR for now.
The first step in your troubleshooting should have been to hook up a 100% stable, standard video source via composite to the capture device. Some possibilities depending on what you have in your home:
- DVD player
- TV set-top box (STB)
- Camcorder (if analog tape then: Camera section, not Playback section and maybe not its internal Menu system either)
- Video game system that outputs standard PAL/NTSC video (basically, from the Sixth Generation onward, but even in that generation there were non-standard video modes with some games)
- There is no video source connected
- An incompatible video source is connected (like a 288p / 240p signal: VCR menu, VCR blue-back, earlier game console, etc.)
- An unstable video source is connected (like in your clip, the "snow" is being muted by the capture card -- that's 100% normal and expected for this device)
BTW, August VGB-100 = Diamond VC500. And the Hauppauge USB-Live2 is also a Conexant Polaris device.
Last edited by Brad; 12th Apr 2021 at 07:50.(Formerly vaporeon800)
Yeah I might try installing win 7 and try that, but surely changing compatibility settings to win 7 should sort it? But it didn't.
In my device manager, the vgb100 is showing as USB camera and usb audio so it is installed right. I used the new drivers from the August site but still no difference..
I've tried at least 10 tapes and all the same, sound but no video.
Unfortunately my TV is quite new so it doesn't have a scart socket, and the composites are just a blue and a yellow jack plugs.
As for signal detected, it flicks between 0 & 1
I already told you what 'compatability mode' is for.
And did you check your Windows Privacy settings ? See jagabo's response above.
I'm gonna try installing win 7 and dual boot it.
Well That was a waste of time. Win 7 wont install. Another problem!!!!!!!!
Win7 is very difficult to install on modern hardware. If you really want to pursue that see this thread:
Good news, it's now working. The heads on the VCR needed cleaning. I took it apart and cleaned the heads with aftershave and voila, it worked.
So Win7 is what got it working?
Maybe one should be reminded of what you wrote in reply #19 >> "The videos show fine on the tv" (or words to that effect)
Blue/Green screen is NOT a consequence of dirty video heads.
But if it is working now........
Now I did read a topic some days ago that a user had 'solved' his Win10 capture issues.
Go to Settings->Privacy->Camera. Turn on "Allow apps to access camera". See if this helps. For some reason, Win10 sees video capture devices as cameras.
It is possible that the capture devices are being finicky with the video signals. I have a "Dazzle" device that routinely loses the video, whenever there is a flaw or blank spot in the tape. I would have to stop capture and restart it, to get the video to reappear. If you are using VDub to capture, try Capture->Test Video Capture, and see if your video appears (no file will be created). There are times though, when the Dazzle completely goes south (no video under any circumstance) like when I run my analog signal through the line TBC of the Panasonic ES-15. For some reason, the Dazzle doesn't like the output of the Panasonic. Conversely, I have found that the Hauppauge USB-610 continues to render video, no matter what the circumstance.
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