Great video but where's the audio



Zonnebloem
07-09-2005, 10:33 PM
Am totally new to this, and need some HELP! Have figured out how to capture
video from our Hitachi 8mm Camcorder...but there's no sound on the captured
video . Not sure if I've chosen the correct settings, but I've tried the
obvious choices. The camcorder is connected to the back of the pc with the
yellow & white jacks. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!
--
Rika

Graham Hughes
07-09-2005, 10:33 PM
The white jack which should be the audio one should go into your sound card
line in input, you need to ensure this is selected in the audio settings of
volume control record settings and in the app you use to capture with.

--
Graham Hughes
MVP Digital Media
www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
www.dvds2treasure.com
www.simplydv.com


"Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:681864A7-D2EE-427D-BAFB-E01F36CE01AD@microsoft.com...
> Am totally new to this, and need some HELP! Have figured out how to
> capture
> video from our Hitachi 8mm Camcorder...but there's no sound on the
> captured
> video . Not sure if I've chosen the correct settings, but I've tried the
> obvious choices. The camcorder is connected to the back of the pc with
> the
> yellow & white jacks. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!
> --
> Rika

Zonnebloem
07-09-2005, 10:33 PM
Here's what I did....connected one set of the white & yellow a/v cables to
the camcorder, and the other set (end) into the back of my Gateway. Sound
comes from the camcorder as I'm capturing, but there's nothing when I
playback the captured video on my pc. I've read other posts and see people
referring to "Dazzle" etc...what are these? I'm simply using the Windows
Movie Maker that is part of the XP Media Center Edition that was preinstalled
in this new Gateway. Where would I find the settings that you mention? And
how do I figure out how to configure them? Sorry if my queries seem silly,
but I'm pc illiterate when it comes to the details...sound card, etc. I just
figured I could hook up the cables and it would transfer! :) The guy at
BestBuy made it sound like it would be a "breeze." Obviously I was
mistaken!! :) Thanks!
--
Rika


"Graham Hughes" wrote:

> The white jack which should be the audio one should go into your sound card
> line in input, you need to ensure this is selected in the audio settings of
> volume control record settings and in the app you use to capture with.
>
> --
> Graham Hughes
> MVP Digital Media
> www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
> www.dvds2treasure.com
> www.simplydv.com
>
>
> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:681864A7-D2EE-427D-BAFB-E01F36CE01AD@microsoft.com...
> > Am totally new to this, and need some HELP! Have figured out how to
> > capture
> > video from our Hitachi 8mm Camcorder...but there's no sound on the
> > captured
> > video . Not sure if I've chosen the correct settings, but I've tried the
> > obvious choices. The camcorder is connected to the back of the pc with
> > the
> > yellow & white jacks. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!
> > --
> > Rika
>
>
>

PapaJohn \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 10:33 PM
Even the Media Center Edition needs an analog capture device... see the
Analog Video Capture section of www.papajohn.org for some of those being
used. Based on posts, the Canopus line seems to be the high-end one... I use
a low-end Dazzle 80..

--
PapaJohn

Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
..
"Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CA6D2879-7768-4535-9202-E4AC6710EF96@microsoft.com...
> Here's what I did....connected one set of the white & yellow a/v cables to
> the camcorder, and the other set (end) into the back of my Gateway. Sound
> comes from the camcorder as I'm capturing, but there's nothing when I
> playback the captured video on my pc. I've read other posts and see
> people
> referring to "Dazzle" etc...what are these? I'm simply using the Windows
> Movie Maker that is part of the XP Media Center Edition that was
> preinstalled
> in this new Gateway. Where would I find the settings that you mention?
> And
> how do I figure out how to configure them? Sorry if my queries seem
> silly,
> but I'm pc illiterate when it comes to the details...sound card, etc. I
> just
> figured I could hook up the cables and it would transfer! :) The guy at
> BestBuy made it sound like it would be a "breeze." Obviously I was
> mistaken!! :) Thanks!
> --
> Rika
>
>
> "Graham Hughes" wrote:
>
>> The white jack which should be the audio one should go into your sound
>> card
>> line in input, you need to ensure this is selected in the audio settings
>> of
>> volume control record settings and in the app you use to capture with.
>>
>> --
>> Graham Hughes
>> MVP Digital Media
>> www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
>> www.dvds2treasure.com
>> www.simplydv.com
>>
>>
>> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:681864A7-D2EE-427D-BAFB-E01F36CE01AD@microsoft.com...
>> > Am totally new to this, and need some HELP! Have figured out how to
>> > capture
>> > video from our Hitachi 8mm Camcorder...but there's no sound on the
>> > captured
>> > video . Not sure if I've chosen the correct settings, but I've tried
>> > the
>> > obvious choices. The camcorder is connected to the back of the pc with
>> > the
>> > yellow & white jacks. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!
>> > --
>> > Rika
>>
>>
>>

Zonnebloem
07-09-2005, 10:33 PM
Tried to access your site, but got message "Website not responding." Will
try again later. Pardon my ignorance, but I want to make sure I'm
understanding you....you're telling me that I need to buy/download an analog
capture device? This wouldn't have been preinstalled on this new and $$$
Gateway?? If that's the case, why did the sales person make it seem as
though it would be so "easy" to transfer from VHS (etc) to DVD? This is so
frustrating! But, thanks for your help.
--
Rika


"PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:

> Even the Media Center Edition needs an analog capture device... see the
> Analog Video Capture section of www.papajohn.org for some of those being
> used. Based on posts, the Canopus line seems to be the high-end one... I use
> a low-end Dazzle 80..
>
> --
> PapaJohn
>
> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
> ..
> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:CA6D2879-7768-4535-9202-E4AC6710EF96@microsoft.com...
> > Here's what I did....connected one set of the white & yellow a/v cables to
> > the camcorder, and the other set (end) into the back of my Gateway. Sound
> > comes from the camcorder as I'm capturing, but there's nothing when I
> > playback the captured video on my pc. I've read other posts and see
> > people
> > referring to "Dazzle" etc...what are these? I'm simply using the Windows
> > Movie Maker that is part of the XP Media Center Edition that was
> > preinstalled
> > in this new Gateway. Where would I find the settings that you mention?
> > And
> > how do I figure out how to configure them? Sorry if my queries seem
> > silly,
> > but I'm pc illiterate when it comes to the details...sound card, etc. I
> > just
> > figured I could hook up the cables and it would transfer! :) The guy at
> > BestBuy made it sound like it would be a "breeze." Obviously I was
> > mistaken!! :) Thanks!
> > --
> > Rika
> >
> >
> > "Graham Hughes" wrote:
> >
> >> The white jack which should be the audio one should go into your sound
> >> card
> >> line in input, you need to ensure this is selected in the audio settings
> >> of
> >> volume control record settings and in the app you use to capture with.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Graham Hughes
> >> MVP Digital Media
> >> www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
> >> www.dvds2treasure.com
> >> www.simplydv.com
> >>
> >>
> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:681864A7-D2EE-427D-BAFB-E01F36CE01AD@microsoft.com...
> >> > Am totally new to this, and need some HELP! Have figured out how to
> >> > capture
> >> > video from our Hitachi 8mm Camcorder...but there's no sound on the
> >> > captured
> >> > video . Not sure if I've chosen the correct settings, but I've tried
> >> > the
> >> > obvious choices. The camcorder is connected to the back of the pc with
> >> > the
> >> > yellow & white jacks. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!
> >> > --
> >> > Rika
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

PapaJohn \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 10:33 PM
Yes, 2 years ago I paid over $3,000 for my Toshiba Satellite laptop Media
Center Edition... and I later bought a Dazzle 80 for about $30 to capture
analog video directly into Movie Maker...

We live in a sales/marketing oriented world... they don't tell you 'the rest
of the story'..
--
PapaJohn

Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
..
"Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:89E9C657-4C20-4D98-A3D9-F9471C63F182@microsoft.com...
> Tried to access your site, but got message "Website not responding." Will
> try again later. Pardon my ignorance, but I want to make sure I'm
> understanding you....you're telling me that I need to buy/download an
> analog
> capture device? This wouldn't have been preinstalled on this new and $$$
> Gateway?? If that's the case, why did the sales person make it seem as
> though it would be so "easy" to transfer from VHS (etc) to DVD? This is
> so
> frustrating! But, thanks for your help.
> --
> Rika
>
>
> "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>
>> Even the Media Center Edition needs an analog capture device... see the
>> Analog Video Capture section of www.papajohn.org for some of those being
>> used. Based on posts, the Canopus line seems to be the high-end one... I
>> use
>> a low-end Dazzle 80..
>>
>> --
>> PapaJohn
>>
>> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
>> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
>> ..
>> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:CA6D2879-7768-4535-9202-E4AC6710EF96@microsoft.com...
>> > Here's what I did....connected one set of the white & yellow a/v cables
>> > to
>> > the camcorder, and the other set (end) into the back of my Gateway.
>> > Sound
>> > comes from the camcorder as I'm capturing, but there's nothing when I
>> > playback the captured video on my pc. I've read other posts and see
>> > people
>> > referring to "Dazzle" etc...what are these? I'm simply using the
>> > Windows
>> > Movie Maker that is part of the XP Media Center Edition that was
>> > preinstalled
>> > in this new Gateway. Where would I find the settings that you mention?
>> > And
>> > how do I figure out how to configure them? Sorry if my queries seem
>> > silly,
>> > but I'm pc illiterate when it comes to the details...sound card, etc.
>> > I
>> > just
>> > figured I could hook up the cables and it would transfer! :) The guy
>> > at
>> > BestBuy made it sound like it would be a "breeze." Obviously I was
>> > mistaken!! :) Thanks!
>> > --
>> > Rika
>> >
>> >
>> > "Graham Hughes" wrote:
>> >
>> >> The white jack which should be the audio one should go into your sound
>> >> card
>> >> line in input, you need to ensure this is selected in the audio
>> >> settings
>> >> of
>> >> volume control record settings and in the app you use to capture with.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Graham Hughes
>> >> MVP Digital Media
>> >> www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
>> >> www.dvds2treasure.com
>> >> www.simplydv.com
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:681864A7-D2EE-427D-BAFB-E01F36CE01AD@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Am totally new to this, and need some HELP! Have figured out how to
>> >> > capture
>> >> > video from our Hitachi 8mm Camcorder...but there's no sound on the
>> >> > captured
>> >> > video . Not sure if I've chosen the correct settings, but I've
>> >> > tried
>> >> > the
>> >> > obvious choices. The camcorder is connected to the back of the pc
>> >> > with
>> >> > the
>> >> > yellow & white jacks. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!
>> >> > --
>> >> > Rika
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

Zonnebloem
07-09-2005, 10:33 PM
I took a quick look on the web for Dazzle 80....where did you find it for
$30?? It's now $70! Thanks for helping to put me on the right track....
--
Rika


"PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:

> Yes, 2 years ago I paid over $3,000 for my Toshiba Satellite laptop Media
> Center Edition... and I later bought a Dazzle 80 for about $30 to capture
> analog video directly into Movie Maker...
>
> We live in a sales/marketing oriented world... they don't tell you 'the rest
> of the story'..
> --
> PapaJohn
>
> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
> ..
> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:89E9C657-4C20-4D98-A3D9-F9471C63F182@microsoft.com...
> > Tried to access your site, but got message "Website not responding." Will
> > try again later. Pardon my ignorance, but I want to make sure I'm
> > understanding you....you're telling me that I need to buy/download an
> > analog
> > capture device? This wouldn't have been preinstalled on this new and $$$
> > Gateway?? If that's the case, why did the sales person make it seem as
> > though it would be so "easy" to transfer from VHS (etc) to DVD? This is
> > so
> > frustrating! But, thanks for your help.
> > --
> > Rika
> >
> >
> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >> Even the Media Center Edition needs an analog capture device... see the
> >> Analog Video Capture section of www.papajohn.org for some of those being
> >> used. Based on posts, the Canopus line seems to be the high-end one... I
> >> use
> >> a low-end Dazzle 80..
> >>
> >> --
> >> PapaJohn
> >>
> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
> >> ..
> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:CA6D2879-7768-4535-9202-E4AC6710EF96@microsoft.com...
> >> > Here's what I did....connected one set of the white & yellow a/v cables
> >> > to
> >> > the camcorder, and the other set (end) into the back of my Gateway.
> >> > Sound
> >> > comes from the camcorder as I'm capturing, but there's nothing when I
> >> > playback the captured video on my pc. I've read other posts and see
> >> > people
> >> > referring to "Dazzle" etc...what are these? I'm simply using the
> >> > Windows
> >> > Movie Maker that is part of the XP Media Center Edition that was
> >> > preinstalled
> >> > in this new Gateway. Where would I find the settings that you mention?
> >> > And
> >> > how do I figure out how to configure them? Sorry if my queries seem
> >> > silly,
> >> > but I'm pc illiterate when it comes to the details...sound card, etc.
> >> > I
> >> > just
> >> > figured I could hook up the cables and it would transfer! :) The guy
> >> > at
> >> > BestBuy made it sound like it would be a "breeze." Obviously I was
> >> > mistaken!! :) Thanks!
> >> > --
> >> > Rika
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Graham Hughes" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> The white jack which should be the audio one should go into your sound
> >> >> card
> >> >> line in input, you need to ensure this is selected in the audio
> >> >> settings
> >> >> of
> >> >> volume control record settings and in the app you use to capture with.
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Graham Hughes
> >> >> MVP Digital Media
> >> >> www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
> >> >> www.dvds2treasure.com
> >> >> www.simplydv.com
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:681864A7-D2EE-427D-BAFB-E01F36CE01AD@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > Am totally new to this, and need some HELP! Have figured out how to
> >> >> > capture
> >> >> > video from our Hitachi 8mm Camcorder...but there's no sound on the
> >> >> > captured
> >> >> > video . Not sure if I've chosen the correct settings, but I've
> >> >> > tried
> >> >> > the
> >> >> > obvious choices. The camcorder is connected to the back of the pc
> >> >> > with
> >> >> > the
> >> >> > yellow & white jacks. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > Rika
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

PapaJohn \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 10:33 PM
I got it over a year ago at Circuit City... that was the price after the
sale and rebate.... but I've seen it in Sears a few times at $35.

--
PapaJohn

Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
..
"Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6CC490AA-B081-4B6B-B738-73AE39915D29@microsoft.com...
>I took a quick look on the web for Dazzle 80....where did you find it for
> $30?? It's now $70! Thanks for helping to put me on the right track....
> --
> Rika
>
>
> "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>
>> Yes, 2 years ago I paid over $3,000 for my Toshiba Satellite laptop Media
>> Center Edition... and I later bought a Dazzle 80 for about $30 to capture
>> analog video directly into Movie Maker...
>>
>> We live in a sales/marketing oriented world... they don't tell you 'the
>> rest
>> of the story'..
>> --
>> PapaJohn
>>
>> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
>> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
>> ..
>> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:89E9C657-4C20-4D98-A3D9-F9471C63F182@microsoft.com...
>> > Tried to access your site, but got message "Website not responding."
>> > Will
>> > try again later. Pardon my ignorance, but I want to make sure I'm
>> > understanding you....you're telling me that I need to buy/download an
>> > analog
>> > capture device? This wouldn't have been preinstalled on this new and
>> > $$$
>> > Gateway?? If that's the case, why did the sales person make it seem as
>> > though it would be so "easy" to transfer from VHS (etc) to DVD? This
>> > is
>> > so
>> > frustrating! But, thanks for your help.
>> > --
>> > Rika
>> >
>> >
>> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Even the Media Center Edition needs an analog capture device... see
>> >> the
>> >> Analog Video Capture section of www.papajohn.org for some of those
>> >> being
>> >> used. Based on posts, the Canopus line seems to be the high-end one...
>> >> I
>> >> use
>> >> a low-end Dazzle 80..
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> PapaJohn
>> >>
>> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
>> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
>> >> ..
>> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:CA6D2879-7768-4535-9202-E4AC6710EF96@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Here's what I did....connected one set of the white & yellow a/v
>> >> > cables
>> >> > to
>> >> > the camcorder, and the other set (end) into the back of my Gateway.
>> >> > Sound
>> >> > comes from the camcorder as I'm capturing, but there's nothing when
>> >> > I
>> >> > playback the captured video on my pc. I've read other posts and see
>> >> > people
>> >> > referring to "Dazzle" etc...what are these? I'm simply using the
>> >> > Windows
>> >> > Movie Maker that is part of the XP Media Center Edition that was
>> >> > preinstalled
>> >> > in this new Gateway. Where would I find the settings that you
>> >> > mention?
>> >> > And
>> >> > how do I figure out how to configure them? Sorry if my queries seem
>> >> > silly,
>> >> > but I'm pc illiterate when it comes to the details...sound card,
>> >> > etc.
>> >> > I
>> >> > just
>> >> > figured I could hook up the cables and it would transfer! :) The
>> >> > guy
>> >> > at
>> >> > BestBuy made it sound like it would be a "breeze." Obviously I was
>> >> > mistaken!! :) Thanks!
>> >> > --
>> >> > Rika
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Graham Hughes" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> The white jack which should be the audio one should go into your
>> >> >> sound
>> >> >> card
>> >> >> line in input, you need to ensure this is selected in the audio
>> >> >> settings
>> >> >> of
>> >> >> volume control record settings and in the app you use to capture
>> >> >> with.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Graham Hughes
>> >> >> MVP Digital Media
>> >> >> www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
>> >> >> www.dvds2treasure.com
>> >> >> www.simplydv.com
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> >> message
>> >> >> news:681864A7-D2EE-427D-BAFB-E01F36CE01AD@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > Am totally new to this, and need some HELP! Have figured out how
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> > capture
>> >> >> > video from our Hitachi 8mm Camcorder...but there's no sound on
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> > captured
>> >> >> > video . Not sure if I've chosen the correct settings, but I've
>> >> >> > tried
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> > obvious choices. The camcorder is connected to the back of the
>> >> >> > pc
>> >> >> > with
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> > yellow & white jacks. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!
>> >> >> > --
>> >> >> > Rika
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

Zonnebloem
07-09-2005, 10:33 PM
Well, my audio problem is now solved. Thanks. :) After talking to my
husband, and the sales rep at Best Buy, I now own a Dazzle Digital Video
Creator 150. They did carry the 80 -- and 90 -- but after talking to the guy
from the "Geek Patrol" (not my personal comment, it's part of BB's service)
we decided to go with the 150 because it (supposedly) has better DVD quality.
My husband was deployed to the Middle East last year, and the kids & I
videotaped everything that he missed out on. He wants to make sure we record
quality DVDs.

Now that I've got the audio issue resolved, can I ask you another question?
What format should I capture to? AVI, MPEG, etc... As I mentioned in my
first posting, please forgive my pc illiteracy! I understand that some
formats use less space, etc, etc. I simply want to transfer from video to
dvd at the highest quality possible. Any general tips/hints would be VERY
much appreciated.

Thanks again for your help.
--
Rika


"PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:

> I got it over a year ago at Circuit City... that was the price after the
> sale and rebate.... but I've seen it in Sears a few times at $35.
>
> --
> PapaJohn
>
> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
> ..
> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6CC490AA-B081-4B6B-B738-73AE39915D29@microsoft.com...
> >I took a quick look on the web for Dazzle 80....where did you find it for
> > $30?? It's now $70! Thanks for helping to put me on the right track....
> > --
> > Rika
> >
> >
> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >> Yes, 2 years ago I paid over $3,000 for my Toshiba Satellite laptop Media
> >> Center Edition... and I later bought a Dazzle 80 for about $30 to capture
> >> analog video directly into Movie Maker...
> >>
> >> We live in a sales/marketing oriented world... they don't tell you 'the
> >> rest
> >> of the story'..
> >> --
> >> PapaJohn
> >>
> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
> >> ..
> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:89E9C657-4C20-4D98-A3D9-F9471C63F182@microsoft.com...
> >> > Tried to access your site, but got message "Website not responding."
> >> > Will
> >> > try again later. Pardon my ignorance, but I want to make sure I'm
> >> > understanding you....you're telling me that I need to buy/download an
> >> > analog
> >> > capture device? This wouldn't have been preinstalled on this new and
> >> > $$$
> >> > Gateway?? If that's the case, why did the sales person make it seem as
> >> > though it would be so "easy" to transfer from VHS (etc) to DVD? This
> >> > is
> >> > so
> >> > frustrating! But, thanks for your help.
> >> > --
> >> > Rika
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Even the Media Center Edition needs an analog capture device... see
> >> >> the
> >> >> Analog Video Capture section of www.papajohn.org for some of those
> >> >> being
> >> >> used. Based on posts, the Canopus line seems to be the high-end one...
> >> >> I
> >> >> use
> >> >> a low-end Dazzle 80..
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> PapaJohn
> >> >>
> >> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
> >> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
> >> >> ..
> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:CA6D2879-7768-4535-9202-E4AC6710EF96@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > Here's what I did....connected one set of the white & yellow a/v
> >> >> > cables
> >> >> > to
> >> >> > the camcorder, and the other set (end) into the back of my Gateway.
> >> >> > Sound
> >> >> > comes from the camcorder as I'm capturing, but there's nothing when
> >> >> > I
> >> >> > playback the captured video on my pc. I've read other posts and see
> >> >> > people
> >> >> > referring to "Dazzle" etc...what are these? I'm simply using the
> >> >> > Windows
> >> >> > Movie Maker that is part of the XP Media Center Edition that was
> >> >> > preinstalled
> >> >> > in this new Gateway. Where would I find the settings that you
> >> >> > mention?
> >> >> > And
> >> >> > how do I figure out how to configure them? Sorry if my queries seem
> >> >> > silly,
> >> >> > but I'm pc illiterate when it comes to the details...sound card,
> >> >> > etc.
> >> >> > I
> >> >> > just
> >> >> > figured I could hook up the cables and it would transfer! :) The
> >> >> > guy
> >> >> > at
> >> >> > BestBuy made it sound like it would be a "breeze." Obviously I was
> >> >> > mistaken!! :) Thanks!
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > Rika
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Graham Hughes" wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> The white jack which should be the audio one should go into your
> >> >> >> sound
> >> >> >> card
> >> >> >> line in input, you need to ensure this is selected in the audio
> >> >> >> settings
> >> >> >> of
> >> >> >> volume control record settings and in the app you use to capture
> >> >> >> with.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> Graham Hughes
> >> >> >> MVP Digital Media
> >> >> >> www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
> >> >> >> www.dvds2treasure.com
> >> >> >> www.simplydv.com
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> >> >> message
> >> >> >> news:681864A7-D2EE-427D-BAFB-E01F36CE01AD@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >> > Am totally new to this, and need some HELP! Have figured out how
> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > capture
> >> >> >> > video from our Hitachi 8mm Camcorder...but there's no sound on
> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> > captured
> >> >> >> > video . Not sure if I've chosen the correct settings, but I've
> >> >> >> > tried
> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> > obvious choices. The camcorder is connected to the back of the
> >> >> >> > pc
> >> >> >> > with
> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> > yellow & white jacks. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!
> >> >> >> > --
> >> >> >> > Rika
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

PapaJohn \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 10:33 PM
Hope the Geek Guy is right... my understanding is the Dazzle 150 captures as
MPEG-2 files which don't work with Movie Maker. I'm interested in how it
goes.

For editing in Movie Maker, you're heading to AVI... when making DVDs, you
then go to MPEG-2.
--
PapaJohn

Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
..
"Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:98C6322C-C1C2-4676-B820-755D27996749@microsoft.com...
> Well, my audio problem is now solved. Thanks. :) After talking to my
> husband, and the sales rep at Best Buy, I now own a Dazzle Digital Video
> Creator 150. They did carry the 80 -- and 90 -- but after talking to the
> guy
> from the "Geek Patrol" (not my personal comment, it's part of BB's
> service)
> we decided to go with the 150 because it (supposedly) has better DVD
> quality.
> My husband was deployed to the Middle East last year, and the kids & I
> videotaped everything that he missed out on. He wants to make sure we
> record
> quality DVDs.
>
> Now that I've got the audio issue resolved, can I ask you another
> question?
> What format should I capture to? AVI, MPEG, etc... As I mentioned in my
> first posting, please forgive my pc illiteracy! I understand that some
> formats use less space, etc, etc. I simply want to transfer from video to
> dvd at the highest quality possible. Any general tips/hints would be VERY
> much appreciated.
>
> Thanks again for your help.
> --
> Rika
>
>
> "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>
>> I got it over a year ago at Circuit City... that was the price after the
>> sale and rebate.... but I've seen it in Sears a few times at $35.
>>
>> --
>> PapaJohn
>>
>> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
>> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
>> ..
>> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:6CC490AA-B081-4B6B-B738-73AE39915D29@microsoft.com...
>> >I took a quick look on the web for Dazzle 80....where did you find it
>> >for
>> > $30?? It's now $70! Thanks for helping to put me on the right
>> > track....
>> > --
>> > Rika
>> >
>> >
>> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Yes, 2 years ago I paid over $3,000 for my Toshiba Satellite laptop
>> >> Media
>> >> Center Edition... and I later bought a Dazzle 80 for about $30 to
>> >> capture
>> >> analog video directly into Movie Maker...
>> >>
>> >> We live in a sales/marketing oriented world... they don't tell you
>> >> 'the
>> >> rest
>> >> of the story'..
>> >> --
>> >> PapaJohn
>> >>
>> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
>> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
>> >> ..
>> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:89E9C657-4C20-4D98-A3D9-F9471C63F182@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Tried to access your site, but got message "Website not responding."
>> >> > Will
>> >> > try again later. Pardon my ignorance, but I want to make sure I'm
>> >> > understanding you....you're telling me that I need to buy/download
>> >> > an
>> >> > analog
>> >> > capture device? This wouldn't have been preinstalled on this new
>> >> > and
>> >> > $$$
>> >> > Gateway?? If that's the case, why did the sales person make it seem
>> >> > as
>> >> > though it would be so "easy" to transfer from VHS (etc) to DVD?
>> >> > This
>> >> > is
>> >> > so
>> >> > frustrating! But, thanks for your help.
>> >> > --
>> >> > Rika
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Even the Media Center Edition needs an analog capture device... see
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> Analog Video Capture section of www.papajohn.org for some of those
>> >> >> being
>> >> >> used. Based on posts, the Canopus line seems to be the high-end
>> >> >> one...
>> >> >> I
>> >> >> use
>> >> >> a low-end Dazzle 80..
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> PapaJohn
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
>> >> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
>> >> >> ..
>> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> >> message
>> >> >> news:CA6D2879-7768-4535-9202-E4AC6710EF96@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > Here's what I did....connected one set of the white & yellow a/v
>> >> >> > cables
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> > the camcorder, and the other set (end) into the back of my
>> >> >> > Gateway.
>> >> >> > Sound
>> >> >> > comes from the camcorder as I'm capturing, but there's nothing
>> >> >> > when
>> >> >> > I
>> >> >> > playback the captured video on my pc. I've read other posts and
>> >> >> > see
>> >> >> > people
>> >> >> > referring to "Dazzle" etc...what are these? I'm simply using the
>> >> >> > Windows
>> >> >> > Movie Maker that is part of the XP Media Center Edition that was
>> >> >> > preinstalled
>> >> >> > in this new Gateway. Where would I find the settings that you
>> >> >> > mention?
>> >> >> > And
>> >> >> > how do I figure out how to configure them? Sorry if my queries
>> >> >> > seem
>> >> >> > silly,
>> >> >> > but I'm pc illiterate when it comes to the details...sound card,
>> >> >> > etc.
>> >> >> > I
>> >> >> > just
>> >> >> > figured I could hook up the cables and it would transfer! :)
>> >> >> > The
>> >> >> > guy
>> >> >> > at
>> >> >> > BestBuy made it sound like it would be a "breeze." Obviously I
>> >> >> > was
>> >> >> > mistaken!! :) Thanks!
>> >> >> > --
>> >> >> > Rika
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > "Graham Hughes" wrote:
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> The white jack which should be the audio one should go into your
>> >> >> >> sound
>> >> >> >> card
>> >> >> >> line in input, you need to ensure this is selected in the audio
>> >> >> >> settings
>> >> >> >> of
>> >> >> >> volume control record settings and in the app you use to capture
>> >> >> >> with.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> Graham Hughes
>> >> >> >> MVP Digital Media
>> >> >> >> www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
>> >> >> >> www.dvds2treasure.com
>> >> >> >> www.simplydv.com
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> message
>> >> >> >> news:681864A7-D2EE-427D-BAFB-E01F36CE01AD@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> >> > Am totally new to this, and need some HELP! Have figured out
>> >> >> >> > how
>> >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> > capture
>> >> >> >> > video from our Hitachi 8mm Camcorder...but there's no sound on
>> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> > captured
>> >> >> >> > video . Not sure if I've chosen the correct settings, but
>> >> >> >> > I've
>> >> >> >> > tried
>> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> > obvious choices. The camcorder is connected to the back of
>> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> > pc
>> >> >> >> > with
>> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> > yellow & white jacks. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!
>> >> >> >> > --
>> >> >> >> > Rika
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

Graham Hughes
07-09-2005, 10:34 PM
I've just done a few searches and from what I have read Papajohn is correct
in that it only captures in MPeg2 files, which are a nightmare to edit.
If you want to capture and burn a dvd without ANY other work, then you'll be
ok, but if you want to cut out just the smallest piece, I'd return it and
ask them for one which will capture to DV-AVI files as PJ has said, these
are the best for editing.
I'd also look at canopus or miglia units, may be more expensive but a great
deal better in quality.
Have a scroll down this page for a few reviews on these.
http://www.simplydv.co.uk/reviews.html
Graham

--
Graham Hughes
MVP Digital Media
www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
www.dvds2treasure.com
www.simplydv.com


"PapaJohn (MVP)" <PapaJohn@CharterMI.net> wrote in message
news:OX35F9oWFHA.616@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hope the Geek Guy is right... my understanding is the Dazzle 150 captures
> as MPEG-2 files which don't work with Movie Maker. I'm interested in how
> it goes.
>
> For editing in Movie Maker, you're heading to AVI... when making DVDs, you
> then go to MPEG-2.
> --
> PapaJohn
>
> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
> .
> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:98C6322C-C1C2-4676-B820-755D27996749@microsoft.com...
>> Well, my audio problem is now solved. Thanks. :) After talking to my
>> husband, and the sales rep at Best Buy, I now own a Dazzle Digital Video
>> Creator 150. They did carry the 80 -- and 90 -- but after talking to the
>> guy
>> from the "Geek Patrol" (not my personal comment, it's part of BB's
>> service)
>> we decided to go with the 150 because it (supposedly) has better DVD
>> quality.
>> My husband was deployed to the Middle East last year, and the kids & I
>> videotaped everything that he missed out on. He wants to make sure we
>> record
>> quality DVDs.
>>
>> Now that I've got the audio issue resolved, can I ask you another
>> question?
>> What format should I capture to? AVI, MPEG, etc... As I mentioned in my
>> first posting, please forgive my pc illiteracy! I understand that some
>> formats use less space, etc, etc. I simply want to transfer from video
>> to
>> dvd at the highest quality possible. Any general tips/hints would be
>> VERY
>> much appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks again for your help.
>> --
>> Rika
>>
>>
>> "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>>
>>> I got it over a year ago at Circuit City... that was the price after the
>>> sale and rebate.... but I've seen it in Sears a few times at $35.
>>>
>>> --
>>> PapaJohn
>>>
>>> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
>>> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
>>> ..
>>> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:6CC490AA-B081-4B6B-B738-73AE39915D29@microsoft.com...
>>> >I took a quick look on the web for Dazzle 80....where did you find it
>>> >for
>>> > $30?? It's now $70! Thanks for helping to put me on the right
>>> > track....
>>> > --
>>> > Rika
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> Yes, 2 years ago I paid over $3,000 for my Toshiba Satellite laptop
>>> >> Media
>>> >> Center Edition... and I later bought a Dazzle 80 for about $30 to
>>> >> capture
>>> >> analog video directly into Movie Maker...
>>> >>
>>> >> We live in a sales/marketing oriented world... they don't tell you
>>> >> 'the
>>> >> rest
>>> >> of the story'..
>>> >> --
>>> >> PapaJohn
>>> >>
>>> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
>>> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
>>> >> ..
>>> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> >> news:89E9C657-4C20-4D98-A3D9-F9471C63F182@microsoft.com...
>>> >> > Tried to access your site, but got message "Website not
>>> >> > responding."
>>> >> > Will
>>> >> > try again later. Pardon my ignorance, but I want to make sure I'm
>>> >> > understanding you....you're telling me that I need to buy/download
>>> >> > an
>>> >> > analog
>>> >> > capture device? This wouldn't have been preinstalled on this new
>>> >> > and
>>> >> > $$$
>>> >> > Gateway?? If that's the case, why did the sales person make it
>>> >> > seem as
>>> >> > though it would be so "easy" to transfer from VHS (etc) to DVD?
>>> >> > This
>>> >> > is
>>> >> > so
>>> >> > frustrating! But, thanks for your help.
>>> >> > --
>>> >> > Rika
>>> >> >
>>> >> >
>>> >> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>>> >> >
>>> >> >> Even the Media Center Edition needs an analog capture device...
>>> >> >> see
>>> >> >> the
>>> >> >> Analog Video Capture section of www.papajohn.org for some of those
>>> >> >> being
>>> >> >> used. Based on posts, the Canopus line seems to be the high-end
>>> >> >> one...
>>> >> >> I
>>> >> >> use
>>> >> >> a low-end Dazzle 80..
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >> --
>>> >> >> PapaJohn
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
>>> >> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
>>> >> >> ..
>>> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>>> >> >> message
>>> >> >> news:CA6D2879-7768-4535-9202-E4AC6710EF96@microsoft.com...
>>> >> >> > Here's what I did....connected one set of the white & yellow a/v
>>> >> >> > cables
>>> >> >> > to
>>> >> >> > the camcorder, and the other set (end) into the back of my
>>> >> >> > Gateway.
>>> >> >> > Sound
>>> >> >> > comes from the camcorder as I'm capturing, but there's nothing
>>> >> >> > when
>>> >> >> > I
>>> >> >> > playback the captured video on my pc. I've read other posts and
>>> >> >> > see
>>> >> >> > people
>>> >> >> > referring to "Dazzle" etc...what are these? I'm simply using
>>> >> >> > the
>>> >> >> > Windows
>>> >> >> > Movie Maker that is part of the XP Media Center Edition that was
>>> >> >> > preinstalled
>>> >> >> > in this new Gateway. Where would I find the settings that you
>>> >> >> > mention?
>>> >> >> > And
>>> >> >> > how do I figure out how to configure them? Sorry if my queries
>>> >> >> > seem
>>> >> >> > silly,
>>> >> >> > but I'm pc illiterate when it comes to the details...sound card,
>>> >> >> > etc.
>>> >> >> > I
>>> >> >> > just
>>> >> >> > figured I could hook up the cables and it would transfer! :)
>>> >> >> > The
>>> >> >> > guy
>>> >> >> > at
>>> >> >> > BestBuy made it sound like it would be a "breeze." Obviously I
>>> >> >> > was
>>> >> >> > mistaken!! :) Thanks!
>>> >> >> > --
>>> >> >> > Rika
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> > "Graham Hughes" wrote:
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >> The white jack which should be the audio one should go into
>>> >> >> >> your
>>> >> >> >> sound
>>> >> >> >> card
>>> >> >> >> line in input, you need to ensure this is selected in the audio
>>> >> >> >> settings
>>> >> >> >> of
>>> >> >> >> volume control record settings and in the app you use to
>>> >> >> >> capture
>>> >> >> >> with.
>>> >> >> >>
>>> >> >> >> --
>>> >> >> >> Graham Hughes
>>> >> >> >> MVP Digital Media
>>> >> >> >> www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
>>> >> >> >> www.dvds2treasure.com
>>> >> >> >> www.simplydv.com
>>> >> >> >>
>>> >> >> >>
>>> >> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>>> >> >> >> message
>>> >> >> >> news:681864A7-D2EE-427D-BAFB-E01F36CE01AD@microsoft.com...
>>> >> >> >> > Am totally new to this, and need some HELP! Have figured out
>>> >> >> >> > how
>>> >> >> >> > to
>>> >> >> >> > capture
>>> >> >> >> > video from our Hitachi 8mm Camcorder...but there's no sound
>>> >> >> >> > on
>>> >> >> >> > the
>>> >> >> >> > captured
>>> >> >> >> > video . Not sure if I've chosen the correct settings, but
>>> >> >> >> > I've
>>> >> >> >> > tried
>>> >> >> >> > the
>>> >> >> >> > obvious choices. The camcorder is connected to the back of
>>> >> >> >> > the
>>> >> >> >> > pc
>>> >> >> >> > with
>>> >> >> >> > the
>>> >> >> >> > yellow & white jacks. ANY help would be greatly
>>> >> >> >> > appreciated!!
>>> >> >> >> > --
>>> >> >> >> > Rika
>>> >> >> >>
>>> >> >> >>
>>> >> >> >>
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>

Zonnebloem
07-09-2005, 10:34 PM
Hip Hip Hooray....it worked!! :)
It took a bit of trial & error on my part -- since a step-by-step manual
wasn't included -- but I've completed my first project, and it came out
great! I used Dazzle 150 to capture the video from my Hitachi VHS-C. I used
Pinnacle's Studio 9 (which was included with 150) to edit the unwanted scenes
and insert transitions (which, btw, added some nice effects to the video).
After rendering it to MPEG, I saved it to my pc, then burned it to DVD with
Movie Maker.

Dazzle 150 can capture to AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4. I used 1 since
you mentioned 2 wasn't compatible with WMM.

Very last question for you....what's the difference between AVI and MPEG?
And what do the abbreviations stand for? (Sorry, that was two questions.)

Your advise & assistance was very much appreciated.
Thanks for your help!!
--
Rika


"PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:

> Hope the Geek Guy is right... my understanding is the Dazzle 150 captures as
> MPEG-2 files which don't work with Movie Maker. I'm interested in how it
> goes.
>
> For editing in Movie Maker, you're heading to AVI... when making DVDs, you
> then go to MPEG-2.
> --
> PapaJohn
>
> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
> ..
> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:98C6322C-C1C2-4676-B820-755D27996749@microsoft.com...
> > Well, my audio problem is now solved. Thanks. :) After talking to my
> > husband, and the sales rep at Best Buy, I now own a Dazzle Digital Video
> > Creator 150. They did carry the 80 -- and 90 -- but after talking to the
> > guy
> > from the "Geek Patrol" (not my personal comment, it's part of BB's
> > service)
> > we decided to go with the 150 because it (supposedly) has better DVD
> > quality.
> > My husband was deployed to the Middle East last year, and the kids & I
> > videotaped everything that he missed out on. He wants to make sure we
> > record
> > quality DVDs.
> >
> > Now that I've got the audio issue resolved, can I ask you another
> > question?
> > What format should I capture to? AVI, MPEG, etc... As I mentioned in my
> > first posting, please forgive my pc illiteracy! I understand that some
> > formats use less space, etc, etc. I simply want to transfer from video to
> > dvd at the highest quality possible. Any general tips/hints would be VERY
> > much appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks again for your help.
> > --
> > Rika
> >
> >
> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >> I got it over a year ago at Circuit City... that was the price after the
> >> sale and rebate.... but I've seen it in Sears a few times at $35.
> >>
> >> --
> >> PapaJohn
> >>
> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
> >> ..
> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:6CC490AA-B081-4B6B-B738-73AE39915D29@microsoft.com...
> >> >I took a quick look on the web for Dazzle 80....where did you find it
> >> >for
> >> > $30?? It's now $70! Thanks for helping to put me on the right
> >> > track....
> >> > --
> >> > Rika
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Yes, 2 years ago I paid over $3,000 for my Toshiba Satellite laptop
> >> >> Media
> >> >> Center Edition... and I later bought a Dazzle 80 for about $30 to
> >> >> capture
> >> >> analog video directly into Movie Maker...
> >> >>
> >> >> We live in a sales/marketing oriented world... they don't tell you
> >> >> 'the
> >> >> rest
> >> >> of the story'..
> >> >> --
> >> >> PapaJohn
> >> >>
> >> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
> >> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
> >> >> ..
> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:89E9C657-4C20-4D98-A3D9-F9471C63F182@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > Tried to access your site, but got message "Website not responding."
> >> >> > Will
> >> >> > try again later. Pardon my ignorance, but I want to make sure I'm
> >> >> > understanding you....you're telling me that I need to buy/download
> >> >> > an
> >> >> > analog
> >> >> > capture device? This wouldn't have been preinstalled on this new
> >> >> > and
> >> >> > $$$
> >> >> > Gateway?? If that's the case, why did the sales person make it seem
> >> >> > as
> >> >> > though it would be so "easy" to transfer from VHS (etc) to DVD?
> >> >> > This
> >> >> > is
> >> >> > so
> >> >> > frustrating! But, thanks for your help.
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > Rika
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> Even the Media Center Edition needs an analog capture device... see
> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> Analog Video Capture section of www.papajohn.org for some of those
> >> >> >> being
> >> >> >> used. Based on posts, the Canopus line seems to be the high-end
> >> >> >> one...
> >> >> >> I
> >> >> >> use
> >> >> >> a low-end Dazzle 80..
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> PapaJohn
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
> >> >> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
> >> >> >> ..
> >> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> >> >> message
> >> >> >> news:CA6D2879-7768-4535-9202-E4AC6710EF96@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >> > Here's what I did....connected one set of the white & yellow a/v
> >> >> >> > cables
> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > the camcorder, and the other set (end) into the back of my
> >> >> >> > Gateway.
> >> >> >> > Sound
> >> >> >> > comes from the camcorder as I'm capturing, but there's nothing
> >> >> >> > when
> >> >> >> > I
> >> >> >> > playback the captured video on my pc. I've read other posts and
> >> >> >> > see
> >> >> >> > people
> >> >> >> > referring to "Dazzle" etc...what are these? I'm simply using the
> >> >> >> > Windows
> >> >> >> > Movie Maker that is part of the XP Media Center Edition that was
> >> >> >> > preinstalled
> >> >> >> > in this new Gateway. Where would I find the settings that you
> >> >> >> > mention?
> >> >> >> > And
> >> >> >> > how do I figure out how to configure them? Sorry if my queries
> >> >> >> > seem
> >> >> >> > silly,
> >> >> >> > but I'm pc illiterate when it comes to the details...sound card,
> >> >> >> > etc.
> >> >> >> > I
> >> >> >> > just
> >> >> >> > figured I could hook up the cables and it would transfer! :)
> >> >> >> > The
> >> >> >> > guy
> >> >> >> > at
> >> >> >> > BestBuy made it sound like it would be a "breeze." Obviously I
> >> >> >> > was
> >> >> >> > mistaken!! :) Thanks!
> >> >> >> > --
> >> >> >> > Rika
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > "Graham Hughes" wrote:
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> The white jack which should be the audio one should go into your
> >> >> >> >> sound
> >> >> >> >> card
> >> >> >> >> line in input, you need to ensure this is selected in the audio
> >> >> >> >> settings
> >> >> >> >> of
> >> >> >> >> volume control record settings and in the app you use to capture
> >> >> >> >> with.
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> Graham Hughes
> >> >> >> >> MVP Digital Media
> >> >> >> >> www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
> >> >> >> >> www.dvds2treasure.com
> >> >> >> >> www.simplydv.com
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> message
> >> >> >> >> news:681864A7-D2EE-427D-BAFB-E01F36CE01AD@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >> >> > Am totally new to this, and need some HELP! Have figured out
> >> >> >> >> > how
> >> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> > capture
> >> >> >> >> > video from our Hitachi 8mm Camcorder...but there's no sound on
> >> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> > captured
> >> >> >> >> > video . Not sure if I've chosen the correct settings, but
> >> >> >> >> > I've
> >> >> >> >> > tried
> >> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> > obvious choices. The camcorder is connected to the back of
> >> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> > pc
> >> >> >> >> > with
> >> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> > yellow & white jacks. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!
> >> >> >> >> > --
> >> >> >> >> > Rika
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

Graham Hughes
07-09-2005, 10:34 PM
AVI is audio video interleaved, I think, can't remember the MPEG one, but
the difference is, very quickly, AVI is a wrapper which can contain many
types of video, the most common being dv-avi - digital video avi, which
comes from digital camcorders. If you capture a dv-avi file asa dv-avi file
it will be exactly the same quality.
MPEG is a compressed file, an hour of dv-avi is 13gb, and hour of real good
quality mpeg2 is around 4gb. MPEG's are made up of I,Band P frames. Each I
frame is an actual frame, then in between the I frames you have "made up"
frames known as B or P frames. This is how you get the compression, it looks
to see what is similar and can then discard some info.
To edit a adv-avi you can cut it up at each and every frame, whereas with an
mpeg you can only cut it at an I frame, and these are often 12 frames apart.
You cna get compressed avi, the most usual is DIVX, and you can as you now
know get lots of mpegs, MPEG1/4 etc.
The main thing is to try to keep the quality as the best you can until you
come to the very final stage, so to make a dvd, you capture as dv-avi, edit
as dv-avi, output from that app as a dv-avi, then make a mpeg2 in the last
dvd authoring stage.
The other thing when working with mpegs is, if the app you use to make the
dvd does not recognise teh settings used to compress, or you can't tell it
not to compress compliant files, it will recompress your already compressed
file.

Hope this helps.

--
Graham Hughes
MVP Digital Media
www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
www.dvds2treasure.com
www.simplydv.com


"Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DB8CB67B-9F5B-4B69-8D48-2D567E2E3C3E@microsoft.com...
> Hip Hip Hooray....it worked!! :)
> It took a bit of trial & error on my part -- since a step-by-step manual
> wasn't included -- but I've completed my first project, and it came out
> great! I used Dazzle 150 to capture the video from my Hitachi VHS-C. I
> used
> Pinnacle's Studio 9 (which was included with 150) to edit the unwanted
> scenes
> and insert transitions (which, btw, added some nice effects to the video).
> After rendering it to MPEG, I saved it to my pc, then burned it to DVD
> with
> Movie Maker.
>
> Dazzle 150 can capture to AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4. I used 1 since
> you mentioned 2 wasn't compatible with WMM.
>
> Very last question for you....what's the difference between AVI and MPEG?
> And what do the abbreviations stand for? (Sorry, that was two questions.)
>
> Your advise & assistance was very much appreciated.
> Thanks for your help!!
> --
> Rika
>
>
> "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>
>> Hope the Geek Guy is right... my understanding is the Dazzle 150 captures
>> as
>> MPEG-2 files which don't work with Movie Maker. I'm interested in how it
>> goes.
>>
>> For editing in Movie Maker, you're heading to AVI... when making DVDs,
>> you
>> then go to MPEG-2.
>> --
>> PapaJohn
>>
>> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
>> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
>> ..
>> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:98C6322C-C1C2-4676-B820-755D27996749@microsoft.com...
>> > Well, my audio problem is now solved. Thanks. :) After talking to my
>> > husband, and the sales rep at Best Buy, I now own a Dazzle Digital
>> > Video
>> > Creator 150. They did carry the 80 -- and 90 -- but after talking to
>> > the
>> > guy
>> > from the "Geek Patrol" (not my personal comment, it's part of BB's
>> > service)
>> > we decided to go with the 150 because it (supposedly) has better DVD
>> > quality.
>> > My husband was deployed to the Middle East last year, and the kids & I
>> > videotaped everything that he missed out on. He wants to make sure we
>> > record
>> > quality DVDs.
>> >
>> > Now that I've got the audio issue resolved, can I ask you another
>> > question?
>> > What format should I capture to? AVI, MPEG, etc... As I mentioned in
>> > my
>> > first posting, please forgive my pc illiteracy! I understand that some
>> > formats use less space, etc, etc. I simply want to transfer from video
>> > to
>> > dvd at the highest quality possible. Any general tips/hints would be
>> > VERY
>> > much appreciated.
>> >
>> > Thanks again for your help.
>> > --
>> > Rika
>> >
>> >
>> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>> >
>> >> I got it over a year ago at Circuit City... that was the price after
>> >> the
>> >> sale and rebate.... but I've seen it in Sears a few times at $35.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> PapaJohn
>> >>
>> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
>> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
>> >> ..
>> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:6CC490AA-B081-4B6B-B738-73AE39915D29@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I took a quick look on the web for Dazzle 80....where did you find it
>> >> >for
>> >> > $30?? It's now $70! Thanks for helping to put me on the right
>> >> > track....
>> >> > --
>> >> > Rika
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Yes, 2 years ago I paid over $3,000 for my Toshiba Satellite laptop
>> >> >> Media
>> >> >> Center Edition... and I later bought a Dazzle 80 for about $30 to
>> >> >> capture
>> >> >> analog video directly into Movie Maker...
>> >> >>
>> >> >> We live in a sales/marketing oriented world... they don't tell you
>> >> >> 'the
>> >> >> rest
>> >> >> of the story'..
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> PapaJohn
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
>> >> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
>> >> >> ..
>> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> >> message
>> >> >> news:89E9C657-4C20-4D98-A3D9-F9471C63F182@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > Tried to access your site, but got message "Website not
>> >> >> > responding."
>> >> >> > Will
>> >> >> > try again later. Pardon my ignorance, but I want to make sure
>> >> >> > I'm
>> >> >> > understanding you....you're telling me that I need to
>> >> >> > buy/download
>> >> >> > an
>> >> >> > analog
>> >> >> > capture device? This wouldn't have been preinstalled on this new
>> >> >> > and
>> >> >> > $$$
>> >> >> > Gateway?? If that's the case, why did the sales person make it
>> >> >> > seem
>> >> >> > as
>> >> >> > though it would be so "easy" to transfer from VHS (etc) to DVD?
>> >> >> > This
>> >> >> > is
>> >> >> > so
>> >> >> > frustrating! But, thanks for your help.
>> >> >> > --
>> >> >> > Rika
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > "PapaJohn (MVP)" wrote:
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> Even the Media Center Edition needs an analog capture device...
>> >> >> >> see
>> >> >> >> the
>> >> >> >> Analog Video Capture section of www.papajohn.org for some of
>> >> >> >> those
>> >> >> >> being
>> >> >> >> used. Based on posts, the Canopus line seems to be the high-end
>> >> >> >> one...
>> >> >> >> I
>> >> >> >> use
>> >> >> >> a low-end Dazzle 80..
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> PapaJohn
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Movie Maker 2 and Photo Story 3 - www.papajohn.org
>> >> >> >> Photo Story 2 - www.photostory.papajohn.org
>> >> >> >> ..
>> >> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> message
>> >> >> >> news:CA6D2879-7768-4535-9202-E4AC6710EF96@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> >> > Here's what I did....connected one set of the white & yellow
>> >> >> >> > a/v
>> >> >> >> > cables
>> >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> > the camcorder, and the other set (end) into the back of my
>> >> >> >> > Gateway.
>> >> >> >> > Sound
>> >> >> >> > comes from the camcorder as I'm capturing, but there's nothing
>> >> >> >> > when
>> >> >> >> > I
>> >> >> >> > playback the captured video on my pc. I've read other posts
>> >> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> > see
>> >> >> >> > people
>> >> >> >> > referring to "Dazzle" etc...what are these? I'm simply using
>> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> > Windows
>> >> >> >> > Movie Maker that is part of the XP Media Center Edition that
>> >> >> >> > was
>> >> >> >> > preinstalled
>> >> >> >> > in this new Gateway. Where would I find the settings that you
>> >> >> >> > mention?
>> >> >> >> > And
>> >> >> >> > how do I figure out how to configure them? Sorry if my
>> >> >> >> > queries
>> >> >> >> > seem
>> >> >> >> > silly,
>> >> >> >> > but I'm pc illiterate when it comes to the details...sound
>> >> >> >> > card,
>> >> >> >> > etc.
>> >> >> >> > I
>> >> >> >> > just
>> >> >> >> > figured I could hook up the cables and it would transfer! :)
>> >> >> >> > The
>> >> >> >> > guy
>> >> >> >> > at
>> >> >> >> > BestBuy made it sound like it would be a "breeze." Obviously
>> >> >> >> > I
>> >> >> >> > was
>> >> >> >> > mistaken!! :) Thanks!
>> >> >> >> > --
>> >> >> >> > Rika
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > "Graham Hughes" wrote:
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> The white jack which should be the audio one should go into
>> >> >> >> >> your
>> >> >> >> >> sound
>> >> >> >> >> card
>> >> >> >> >> line in input, you need to ensure this is selected in the
>> >> >> >> >> audio
>> >> >> >> >> settings
>> >> >> >> >> of
>> >> >> >> >> volume control record settings and in the app you use to
>> >> >> >> >> capture
>> >> >> >> >> with.
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> >> Graham Hughes
>> >> >> >> >> MVP Digital Media
>> >> >> >> >> www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
>> >> >> >> >> www.dvds2treasure.com
>> >> >> >> >> www.simplydv.com
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> "Zonnebloem" <Zonnebloem@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> >> message
>> >> >> >> >> news:681864A7-D2EE-427D-BAFB-E01F36CE01AD@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> >> >> > Am totally new to this, and need some HELP! Have figured
>> >> >> >> >> > out
>> >> >> >> >> > how
>> >> >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> > capture
>> >> >> >> >> > video from our Hitachi 8mm Camcorder...but there's no sound
>> >> >> >> >> > on
>> >> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> > captured
>> >> >> >> >> > video . Not sure if I've chosen the correct settings, but
>> >> >> >> >> > I've
>> >> >> >> >> > tried
>> >> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> > obvious choices. The camcorder is connected to the back of
>> >> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> > pc
>> >> >> >> >> > with
>> >> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> > yellow & white jacks. ANY help would be greatly
>> >> >> >> >> > appreciated!!
>> >> >> >> >> > --
>> >> >> >> >> > Rika
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>


Great video but where's the audio