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One thing that was not discussed was your system. Capturing video ALWAYS works best when more than one hard drive is used. If you only have one, your system might not be able to handle the load.
Typically, one hard drive is to run the program and the other is for video. One hard drive will be frantically attempting to read the operating system, run the application and transfer video simultaneously. The write head on your hard drive will be working a mile a minute. Thus why frames of video gets dropped. Even my old P3 with 256MBs of RAM and a Pinnacle capture card worked great when more than 1 hard drive was used.
Processor power and RAM may not be quite enough. Try getting a second drive and capture all your video to it. What’s the point in having a turbo charged car if you only have 1 tire?