2 Cam with Computer Program Output Capture HELP

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      I will appreciate each and every feedback from everybody in this forum who can suggest a solution or approach to this project requirement.

      We currently have project that will require us to capture live DV cam feeds from 2 Cameras and also the screen output of a Windows XP program that will display speed information fed by hardware hooked up to the same computer.

      The 2 video inputs and the XP program has to be in-sync and capture to a stanard video file. We have experimented with using screen capture software such as Camtasia but encountered some issues: 1) the updates on XP program is delayed (probably due to the multiple events all being procesed by the same CPU). 2) the quality of the captured screen file is of poor quality.

      We are very open to any hardware software solution. Our only requirement is that we need to have:
      1) consolidate in one screen a syncronized output of the 3 inputs (2 dv cams + 1 XP Program that measures speed information)
      2) simple capture and write operation. We want a solution that does not require intensive customization or editing everytime we have to create the video file.
      3) be able to write the captured inputs and written to DVD, DVDr and other formats.

      We are also looking for a person or company that can assist us implement the solution.

      All your feedback will be very much appreciated


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      I have two cameras,that I will be using to shoot this short drama sketch (1)canxl1 and (2)panasonic dvc7. Dialog is invloved. I do not have a mixer or switch board but would like to have everything in sync during editing. How can I achieve a smooth run between talents and their dialog, their reactions and so on. I would also like to use one camera on one talent. My problem is what do I do or use to make sure that the audio from one camera is not recorded on the other. Do I have to have each talent speak their line, wait for one camera to record, then turn to the other talent and record their line. Please I need your advise. If there are cheaper switch boards, please let me know if I will need a recorder too to record the shoot. What mics will be good for the shoot and where I can get those. In short how can I put this together and come out a finished product and everything perfect.

      Thank you for all your suggestions.

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