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justenhansen

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It use to be that right when I installed a fresh os (XP) I could capture my videos from my fire wire and my capture card and they looked increadible. Then after some time the picture would digress. Now its grainy even after I reload Windows. What could cause this? I've even upgraded my video from 64 mb to 128 mb and my ram from 512 mb to 1.25 gig. I'm about to go crazy.

I use a Winfast capture card and a noname firewire port I got off of ebay.
I've purchased the Winfast software, Ulead Video Studio 8, Roxio Videowave 7. and even Adoobe Premiere 7.0. I get the best quality out of Videowave through the capture card, but its still a little grainy.

I've also shaved off all of my hair, so that I'll quit pulling it out. Any suggestions???

I have an AMD 2600xp, an ASUS A7N8X-X, and a 120gb Western Digital HD.


Also I'm just curious, do video cards have much to do with capturing video?
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Hi,

I don't think the grainy image has anything to do with the capture or computer, does the video appear grainy on the video camera? You might need to turn off gain on the camera? Also are you filming in low light conditions? Because low light conditions will cause gain/grain.


Also I'm just curious, do video cards have much to do with capturing video?
Nope, it shouldn't affect it. I use a $20 firewire card.

Also check that your "Winfast Capture Card" is set to uncompressed full frame size settings.

Edited by st22, 13 December 2005 - 11:40 PM.

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Well I'm headed out of town for three weeks so I'll have to finish this up later.
Thanks for replying st22. My videos are in all kinds of light and still grainy.
Also I was wondering if the number of megabytes or other features on a video card have anything to do with capturing video. Or if they're just for gamers.

I'll check to see if I can change any settings on my capture card. As for the software, I've tried to capture in every mode possible.

Talk to you in a few. Justen
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What video camera do you use? (model and brand eg panasonic mv500i).
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Hey there. I forgot about this string. My camera is a Sony Handycam 350. Digital 8. I've also tried my Sisters Sony mini DV camera. Same thing.
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Also I should note that I use Premiere and it says that there aren't any dropped frames. And I'm on the highest setting as far as I can tell. The only place I can find to change the quality is right when you name your project at the beggining, and it only gives you two options. I get better quality when I use Roxio Video Wave and record in MPG2 format. But it's still not what I want.
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