Captured Video Distortion !!!


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Guest

I am brand new to trying to capture and edit video and photos. I am also not
a genius with computers in general. I use them at work but am able to call IT
to resolve any problems that occur. Now I am working at home and do not have
that luxury.
I just purchased a Gateway 825GM. Specs are P4 550 chip - 3.4 GHz, 250 GB
SATA HDD (7200 RPM - 8MB cache), 1GB DDR (Dual channel memory), ATI Radeon
X300 SE Video (128 MB PCI-Express Card), Avermedia M-150 TV Tuner Card, 8.5
GB Double Layer 16X DVD+/-RW and 16x DVD Drives, Windows XP MCE 2005.
I bought this unit with the purpose of converting and editing VHS video
tapes and scanned photos and slides to DVD for archive and to distribute to
family. My son died a few years ago and I have been waiting for prices to
drop enough to purchase equipment to do this.
I have spent the first couple of weeks downloading updated drivers and
software for all of the installed devices and programs. This has been and
education and ordeal. I assumed that everything that is installed on a new
computer has been tested and works together flawlessly. Wrong. After
installing the necessary updated drivers, everything seems to be working
together at the moment.
I am outputing my VHS video from a VCR component video through an adapter to
convert to SVideo to input into the TV Tuner card. RCA audio is input into
the tuner card also. I captured the entire 120 minute tape in Movie Maker. I
used "best available" option which was 720 x 480 at 30fps. Video and audio
device is the Avermedia tuner card. Movie Maker broke the entire tape into a
series of 100 or so individual files or clips. I burned the entire collection
to DVD using "Power DVD" that Windows Media Center defaulted to when I did
the conversion. I also have some "Nero" software that is installed on the
computer. Is it a better choice?
I have noticed that there is some distortion in the video that has been
captured. It shows up in the captured files that I view in Movie Maker and on
the DVD copy as well. This distortion does not show up when viewing the
original VHS tape. Some of the captured video looks okay and then there will
be in some places a horizontal line of distortion across the screen and in
other places the images will blur and shift with ghost images on the screen.
Any suggestions as to what might be causing the problems? And any advice as
to changes in hardware or software. I want these images to be right, since
they are all that we have left of our son. Sorry for being long winded, but I
wanted to give as much detail as possible in order to help solve my problems.
 
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Guest

Big Mac said:
I am brand new to trying to capture and edit video and photos. I am also not
a genius with computers in general. I use them at work but am able to call IT
to resolve any problems that occur. Now I am working at home and do not have
that luxury.
I just purchased a Gateway 825GM. Specs are P4 550 chip - 3.4 GHz, 250 GB
SATA HDD (7200 RPM - 8MB cache), 1GB DDR (Dual channel memory), ATI Radeon
X300 SE Video (128 MB PCI-Express Card), Avermedia M-150 TV Tuner Card, 8.5
GB Double Layer 16X DVD+/-RW and 16x DVD Drives, Windows XP MCE 2005.
I bought this unit with the purpose of converting and editing VHS video
tapes and scanned photos and slides to DVD for archive and to distribute to
family. My son died a few years ago and I have been waiting for prices to
drop enough to purchase equipment to do this.
I have spent the first couple of weeks downloading updated drivers and
software for all of the installed devices and programs. This has been and
education and ordeal. I assumed that everything that is installed on a new
computer has been tested and works together flawlessly. Wrong. After
installing the necessary updated drivers, everything seems to be working
together at the moment.
I am outputing my VHS video from a VCR component video through an adapter to
convert to SVideo to input into the TV Tuner card. RCA audio is input into
the tuner card also. I captured the entire 120 minute tape in Movie Maker. I
used "best available" option which was 720 x 480 at 30fps. Video and audio
device is the Avermedia tuner card. Movie Maker broke the entire tape into a
series of 100 or so individual files or clips. I burned the entire collection
to DVD using "Power DVD" that Windows Media Center defaulted to when I did
the conversion. I also have some "Nero" software that is installed on the
computer. Is it a better choice?
I have noticed that there is some distortion in the video that has been
captured. It shows up in the captured files that I view in Movie Maker and on
the DVD copy as well. This distortion does not show up when viewing the
original VHS tape. Some of the captured video looks okay and then there will
be in some places a horizontal line of distortion across the screen and in
other places the images will blur and shift with ghost images on the screen.
Any suggestions as to what might be causing the problems? And any advice as
to changes in hardware or software. I want these images to be right, since
they are all that we have left of our son. Sorry for being long winded, but I
wanted to give as much detail as possible in order to help solve my problems.
 
G

Guest

Big Mac said:
I am brand new to trying to capture and edit video and photos. I am also not
a genius with computers in general. I use them at work but am able to call IT
to resolve any problems that occur. Now I am working at home and do not have
that luxury.
I just purchased a Gateway 825GM. Specs are P4 550 chip - 3.4 GHz, 250 GB
SATA HDD (7200 RPM - 8MB cache), 1GB DDR (Dual channel memory), ATI Radeon
X300 SE Video (128 MB PCI-Express Card), Avermedia M-150 TV Tuner Card, 8.5
GB Double Layer 16X DVD+/-RW and 16x DVD Drives, Windows XP MCE 2005.
I bought this unit with the purpose of converting and editing VHS video
tapes and scanned photos and slides to DVD for archive and to distribute to
family. My son died a few years ago and I have been waiting for prices to
drop enough to purchase equipment to do this.
I have spent the first couple of weeks downloading updated drivers and
software for all of the installed devices and programs. This has been and
education and ordeal. I assumed that everything that is installed on a new
computer has been tested and works together flawlessly. Wrong. After
installing the necessary updated drivers, everything seems to be working
together at the moment.
I am outputing my VHS video from a VCR component video through an adapter to
convert to SVideo to input into the TV Tuner card. RCA audio is input into
the tuner card also. I captured the entire 120 minute tape in Movie Maker. I
used "best available" option which was 720 x 480 at 30fps. Video and audio
device is the Avermedia tuner card. Movie Maker broke the entire tape into a
series of 100 or so individual files or clips. I burned the entire collection
to DVD using "Power DVD" that Windows Media Center defaulted to when I did
the conversion. I also have some "Nero" software that is installed on the
computer. Is it a better choice?
I have noticed that there is some distortion in the video that has been
captured. It shows up in the captured files that I view in Movie Maker and on
the DVD copy as well. This distortion does not show up when viewing the
original VHS tape. Some of the captured video looks okay and then there will
be in some places a horizontal line of distortion across the screen and in
other places the images will blur and shift with ghost images on the screen.
Any suggestions as to what might be causing the problems? And any advice as
to changes in hardware or software. I want these images to be right, since
they are all that we have left of our son. Sorry for being long winded, but I
wanted to give as much detail as possible in order to help solve my problems.

You probably saved the Video in .WMV format which is best viewed on your
computer, but not suitable for creating VCD/DVD. Save the Video Clips in
..AVI format and try again.
 
G

Guest

I will try this and see what happens.

apr pillai said:
You probably saved the Video in .WMV format which is best viewed on your
computer, but not suitable for creating VCD/DVD. Save the Video Clips in
.AVI format and try again.
 
G

Guest

When capturing an entire VHS video into Movie Maker, why does it break the
video into random clips? I started capture at the beginning of the tape and
stopped it at the end of the tape. I was just making a copy of the tape for
archiving. It looks like Movie Maker not only recognized every time that the
camera had been started and stopped and created a break there, but it looks
like it also randomly created breaks in the middle of video where there
obviously was not a start or stop in the original video. My continuous
capture of a 2 hour video was broken into over three hundred individual clips
by Movie Maker. Is there asetting that I need to change in order to avoid
this?
 
G

Guest

Hey "apr pippai",
I checked on capturing in the "DV-AVI" format and that option is not
available to me. I see it, but it is not bold and I can not choose it. The
help menu said that it was only available if you were capturing from a
digital camcorder or digital VCR. I am capturing from a VHS VCR with the
component video run through an adapter that changes it to an Svideo output
into the Avermedia M150 TV Tuner card. I have seen on other forums the
suggestion that maybe I should consider running the VHS analog signal through
a digital camcorder that has pass through capabilities and inputing that
converted signal through the firewire port. I don't want to spend any more
money than I have to to get a nice product, but I am open to suggestions from
anyone and am willing to listen to any suggestions for other solutions or
options.
 
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G

Guest

You got the best solution already. I am using a Sony TRV480E Camcorder,
which has pass through capability and outputs the converted signal through a
Firewire port.
 
R

Rehan

Big said:
When capturing an entire VHS video into Movie Maker, why does it break the
video into random clips? I started capture at the beginning of the tape and
stopped it at the end of the tape. I was just making a copy of the tape for
archiving. It looks like Movie Maker not only recognized every time that the
camera had been started and stopped and created a break there, but it looks
like it also randomly created breaks in the middle of video where there
obviously was not a start or stop in the original video. My continuous
capture of a 2 hour video was broken into over three hundred individual clips
by Movie Maker. Is there asetting that I need to change in order to avoid
this?

This is an option that is shown on the last screen of auto capture
wizard near the bottom edge: "Create Clips when wizard finishes".

if you dont want the clips youc can import the captured movie again from
where it was captured (generally My Video folder) and in the Import
dialog unselect the "Create Clips" option.
 
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