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January 20, 2011 at 9:41 AM #47274bozobyteParticipant
OK. lots of people have had the sync or dropped frames issues at one time or another. Most tell me to trash pinnacle ($100) and buy a more expensive CANOPUS 100 or 300 ($300-400.00) and that would LOCK-IN the audio during capture and would do away with the out of sync problems I’m having, which is very frustrating. Pinnacle Support seems not to care about the three outstanding cases I have opened with them about this, and not getting anywhere with them.
I’ve thought that besides the paging files when video imported to Boot Drive (which I changed to my 500GB Storage drive, and shutting down all background programs to decrease the resources running,and changing the DATA RATE from the default 6 to 4 to 2, in the Pinnacle studio14 HD, that may help,but does not.
Here are my puter specs –
P-35 Platinum MS-7345 Mobo
Windows XP Home
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU
Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
2.4 GHz, 3328 MB RAM (3.3GB)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT
(512 Memory Size)
Realtek HD Audio Output Sound
DirectX version: 9.0c
Monitor: Viewsonic VX2035wm Series
WD 500 GB HDD / WD 74GB RAPTOR HDD
NERO 9 / Pinnacle
Studio 14 with PCI-500
Pioneer DVD-RW 111D ROM
Video Source Pinnacle 500-PCI
AUDIO ?? Realtek HAD Primary Input ?? line Volume (from onboard soundcard
Using supplied Studio audio cable from camera RCA analog
audio to soundcard)
CAPTURE FORMAT >
AVI or MPEG 1/ or 2
(I have AVI enabled)
DATA RATE?? 6000 kbits/sec
MPEG TYPE > Mpeg1, Mpeg2
RESOLUTION> 352×480, 480×480, 720×480
SAMPLE RATE 48 KHz
ENABLE BACKGROUND RENDERING ?? yes
I have my JVC analog
camcorder hooked up as follows:
>VIDEO-OUT to PCI-500 VIDEO IN
From Camcorder AUDIO
OUT to LINE-IN to my Onboard soundcard (Realtek HD)
Tried this – Clicked on Video Input > COMPOSITE,
AVI CAPTURE > USER-DEFINED QUALITY > SETTINGS
PRESETS – AVI, CUSTOM ?? GOOD, (I??ll try ??BETTER?? next time)
COMPRESSION > M-JPEG
AUDIO SETTINGS ?? Include Audio is checked. PCM
When I turn on the
camcorder I can see the preview of the video, but when I press START CAPTURE,
The preview screen goes black and the ??Captured?? counter is at 00:00:00:00, and
the Frames dropped is ??0??.
I have updated my GPU driver recently and the date is 10-16-2010 version 6.14.0012.6099,
also my Realtek HD audio. My Pinnacle
PCI-500 date is 11/21/2005
and version 22.214.171.124.
I checked my Virtual Memory in SYSTEM and this is what I saw
Boot Drive C:\ Initial Virtual MEM. = 2046
DATA DRIVE F:\ 0
I also shut all background APPS off while capturing
analog. Would something like this below,
help me with the sync problems?
I just found this and
wondered if anyone had to change these settings to fix the sync problem:
<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Issue</span>:
Sound and video are not synchronized on video captured from an analog capture
<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Resolution:</span>
This problem can occur during capture from an analog capture card if CPU
utilization exceeds 95 percent. To avoid this problem, configure virtual memory
to be ??System managed?? by following these steps:
1. Choose Start -> Control Panel.
2. Open the System control panel.
3. Click the Advanced tab.
4. Click the Advanced tab.
5. In the Virtual memory box, click Change.
6. Select System managed size, and click Set.
7. Click OK.
Photo of PCI-500 capture card >
Thanks to all who replies.
January 20, 2011 at 1:08 PM #194671CraftersOfLightParticipant
You state you are importing to your boot drive. It might help if you reserve your boot drive for running OS and programs only. And utilize your secondary for file capturing and editing folders.
Have you tried importing to your seconday drive and see if there are any iprovements?
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