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Video Capture trough Firewire A/V DV Capturing Device

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:20 pm
by trukske

I am unable to capture video from a cctv security camera through a PYRO AV-Link A/V capturing device, that is connected with the computer via firewire. The resolution of the camera is 510x492 (PAL).

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to use an external A/V video capturing device with firewire output, in stead of a camera? We work a lot with cctv cameras for theatre, and they only have a cinch output.

Thank you,


Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:05 pm
by freespirit
I use a Canopus ADVC-100 without any problems in Modul8 for external video capture. If I get my laptop back from repair I can try it with te Beta if it still works but it used to work.

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:02 pm
by trukske
with camera are you using? Maybe it is beceause of the resolution of my camera? A small security cam.



Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:42 pm
by jm302
trukske wrote:Maybe it is beceause of the resolution of my camera?

That shouldn't make a difference. Does it work with any other app, like Quicktime? If not, try plugging a DVD player into your firewire A/D box and see if you get an image. If it works, then you have a problem with the camera, if it doesn't, it's the A/D box (or the drivers for it). Good luck!


P.S. I just plugged my PV-GS300 into the beta7 and it works fine.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:00 pm
by trukske
Hey, i tried it with a dvd and that worked... So i tried again with the camera but that didn't work. Now i'm using another small security cam and that is no problem. So it was the camera... He's not broke beceause i tested it connecting him directly on a tv screen and that was noproblem. So i don't know what was the poblem.. Anyhow, i can capture video now. Thx for your help!

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