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I have a few questions about the VIVO feature on my card.

1. What software can I use to watch video input through VIVO? Can Windows Media player, perhaps with a plug-in?

2. Are S-Video and Composite the only connections you can use for video input? Can you use Component? (I know it has Component output, but not sure about input)

3. Can you send an HD signal over S-Video or Composite, or is that exclusive to Component and HDMI.
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Well I guess no one else knows either, so in case anyone else has the same questions, this is what I have figured out so far.

1) Most video capture programs will let you watch what come comes in through the input. There are some free programs like VirtualDub that let you do this.

2) Component is for video ouput only, unfortunately. Hopefully ATI will fix this in their future cards.

3) HD will not work over Composite. Im not sure about S-Video, but Im pretty sure only Component and HDMI allow for HD signals.
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VLC player is the easiest way to view the input IMO, and it lets you do fullscreen nicely which most video editing programs will not.

From what I understand, S-video is higher quality then composite, but cannot broadcast HD.
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I have the same questions. BUMP

The yellow video cable < S-video < RGB cables
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S-video is the best you can get without going HD I believe.
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
I have the same questions. BUMP

The yellow video cable < S-video < RGB cables
1. Virtual Dub or VLC media player will work. VLC will be better if you are just watching the incoming video, and virtual dub can be used to capture as I am sure you found out.

2. already answered

3.neither component nor S-video will carry a full HD signal. And what mootsfox posted is correct

composite < s-video < component

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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
S-video is the best you can get without going HD I believe.
component is better (Red, green, blue cables)
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S-video is just a fancy verison of the old video connecton. The RGB cables split up each color and have each one go on it's own cable.
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