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Hmm I might post there now. It just seems like a software side error (I just know it is)

it is. its a matter of the software recognizing the feed coming through the converter cable. once the feed gets converted from composite to USB the software is no longer recognizing a camera being plugged in but a video source being fed via a cable. thats why most tapes are fed to a computer via a tape deck with software and drivers so that your computer recognizes a playback device rather than it being just a software thing. so technically its a little hardware. but its more software for your situation i believe. wink.gif
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post #12 of 41
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So do you have any suggestions on how to fix the issue? I'm certain that if I could get the AMCap program to get past that error code I could get it to make the recording just fine (via the timer feature)

     
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try fast forwarding into the middle of the tape and start from there just to see if maybe there is a timecode issue at the tape start
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Ok I will try that. But it seems to record just fine until I either turn my Tv (computer monitor) on (after starting the capture) when I come back to hours later to click the stop capture button.

     
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post #15 of 41
Thats weird. so basically whether or not your screen is on/off has an effect on capture.

how are you plugging the camera into your system. is it through the USB on the computer or through USB on your screen. probably a dumb question but like if you turn the screen on/off most USB devices will still probably communicate with your PC but if the feed is broken/interrupted between the camera and the computer then that would cause an issue
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post #16 of 41
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I have the Dazzle RCA device plugged straight into my motherboards USB ports. Going to halfway into the video allows AMCAP to capture the video (at least the 5 minutes section I tested) but I do still need the first part too so any ideas how to fix this?

 

Also another thing I have noticed is that the signal diagnostic of the feed says it has 525 lines. I'm assuming it's saying that it has a resolution of x480. As if I remember correctly there are like 45 unused lines in NTSC.


Edited by phazer11 - 5/11/13 at 10:49am
     
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post #17 of 41
im not familiar with that software as my experience capturing tape is recording it straight into final cut or premere. my suggestion is when you press start record. just walk away and dont touch anything on your system until its done. i know even with final cut if i alt+tab or apple key tab rolleyes.gif that it will stop recording and slap me with an error message. my understanding as to why is limited other than whenever i hit record i dont touch anything until im ready to press stop. if that doesnt help then my only suggestion is to either try different software if its available or return the cord and try a different brand if thats an option.

im going to email a friend of mine that has captured tape in the past and see if he has any experience with the same cord you have or anything similar as well as software. if i had his number i would call, not sure why i dont have it blushsmiley.gif but as soon as i here back you will hear back from me thumb.gif im determined to figure this out because ive never heard of this issue happening to anyone medieval.gif
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post #18 of 41
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Oh I could return it I suppose but what would I replace it with would be the question. I tried the beginning of the tape again and it's giving the error once more.

Edit: Just noticed the rest of your post I'll try some more stuff while waiting.


Edited by phazer11 - 5/11/13 at 11:05am
     
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yeah dont return just yet unless that 15 day period or 30 day whatever return thing is like today lol. otherwise we will get this thumb.gif
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It's not today plus I got it at best buy so I have 90 days to return it without restocking fee (Silver Member)

     
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