Blog2006 ≫ I've done a bit of video stuff

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Not used TV tuner cards so can't comment on that. I wouldn't use the aerial lead anyway, all that RF conversion at either end makes for messy pictures. Never managed to get the scart -> s-video input working on my VC1001. I get a picture, but it's in B&W.

I have successfully used the composite input to grab some stuff in colour from video. The results are OK, but don't expect DVD like results. The capturing of VHS tape often brings out the imperfections that may not be visible on a TV and you may need to tweak the video until you're happy.

In answer to your questions, 1 Scart -> Composite ? No chance of it going bang. Go for it.

  1. you don't send the audio with the video (there's no audio sent via s-video2). To get the audio recorded you'll need to send the audio from the video (SCART/phono) to the PC's 'line in' jack socket and set the input to that or 'what you hear' or the equivalent.

Hopefully that should get you started. I can recommend VirtualDub MPeg23 for editing your captured files & it has powerful filters that can be used to greatly improve the image quality... The mega codec pack4 has just about every codec you can think of.. but you've probably got software that came with the card & it depends on what you're planning on doing with the video afterward of course.

💬 That's brilliant, of course, the line in is what I wanted

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