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11-10-2004, 11:36 PM
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What gives a better video SVideo, Composite, RCA jacks or coaxial?
S-video
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So, what did you think about the Dazzle?


That should say what I think

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Interesting reading,my panasonic DV codec outputs only RGB24.
So after reading it seems I have to try ffdshow DV decoder,
that gives 4:2:0 YV12 output when using
DirectShowSource() with AviSynth

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So you do it like this?

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I decode my DV-Files via ffdshow/libavcodec. This delivers, IMHO, the best quality. The DV-fourcc-code must be "dvsd" and in your ffdshow configuration->codecs you must set DV to "libavcodec". Then use "directshowsource("your_video.avi",seek=true)" in avisynth and decide for yourself.
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11-11-2004, 10:26 AM
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So you do it like this?
Yes thats the way I will do it.But im at a borrowed PC today with
56k modem and no chance to do videos,so ill
reports results later.

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11-14-2004, 05:36 PM
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I know this is a little off topic, but is it worth buying the gold tip s-video cable over the regular one?
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is it worth buying the gold tip s-video cable over the regular one?
To tell you the truth, no.
The shielding is the most important thing.
There's not really that much "loss" of signal, using regular cables.
However, if the cable is very long ( 10' or so ), then I would definitely use gold plated connectors.
And I always use ferrite beads on both ends of the cable, no matter how long it is

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11-14-2004, 06:27 PM
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What are ferrite beads?
What do they do?
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11-14-2004, 06:37 PM
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What are ferrite beads?
What do they do?
They filter external interference that can enter the cables.
If you look at the end of your monitor cable, you'll see it has a thick round thing close to the connector. That's one right there.
Look here: http://www.howstuffworks.com/question352.htm
You can get ferrite beads at Radio Shack.

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11-16-2004, 08:03 PM
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OK, I finally bought the WinTV-PVR-250 and I like the picture quality very much. I do however have one problem.

1) How can I get audio when I'm using the S-Video from my VCR to the PC?

2) Do I get it from the coaxial?
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OK, I finally bought the WinTV-PVR-250
Good choice
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and I like the picture quality very much. I do however have one problem.

1) How can I get audio when I'm using the S-Video from my VCR to the PC?
You need to feed the audio on the Audio Input of the PVR. It's a little stereo jack on the bottom of the card.
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2) Do I get it from the coaxial?
Nope. Look on the back of the card, and you'll see the small hole (jack) on the bottom, where the connectors are.

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11-17-2004, 01:59 AM
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So, is the audio lower quality than just running the audio straight to the RCA inputs in the WinTV-PVR-350?

Also, what type of connections are there at the other end of little stereo jack? Any links or pictures of this cable?

About how much does this cable cost?
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11-17-2004, 09:20 AM
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So, is the audio lower quality than just running the audio straight to the RCA inputs in the WinTV-PVR-350?
I believe the card should have brought a small cable with two RCA connectors (red and white tips) that end in a small stereo plug.
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Also, what type of connections are there at the other end of little stereo jack? Any links or pictures of this cable?

About how much does this cable cost?
If you don't have that cable, you can get it at any Radio Shack store. It should be around $3.00.

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11-19-2004, 03:49 PM
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I was trying to capture a 4 hour tape in to DVD format with the WinTV 250, but the video seems to be very pixilated.

Can anybody please tell me what settings should I use to get the best video results?
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11-19-2004, 03:59 PM
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Hi LeeKuid,

What are the settings you're using now
It seems you're using a low bitrate.

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11-19-2004, 04:05 PM
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Well, I'm using the MPEG2 2.0MBit/sec (HalfD1). This the only one that seems it can fit 4 hours of video.

Do you know of a better one that fits 4 hours?

Thanks.
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11-19-2004, 04:09 PM
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Ok, you're trying to capture at a bitrate that will fit 4 hours, but the quality output of the WinTV PVR (or any other hardware encoder) will never be as good as a properly encoded KDVD, at that low bitrate

You should capture at 720x480 and at the maximum bitrate the PVR permits, which is ~12Mbps.
Then you re-encode that with TMPGEnc and the notch matrix, and THEN you can put 4 hours on a DVD looking just excelent

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11-19-2004, 04:25 PM
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OK, that sounds great, but which one should I use the MPEG2 12.0MBit/sec or the MPEG2 12.0MBit/sec (CBR).

Also, what template should I use with TMPGEnc?

Because I've notice that a kDVD dosen't include the audio in TMPGEnc.
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11-19-2004, 05:21 PM
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OK, that sounds great, but which one should I use the MPEG2 12.0MBit/sec or the MPEG2 12.0MBit/sec (CBR).
MPEG-2 12.0MBit
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Also, what template should I use with TMPGEnc?
KDVD Full D-1, or half D-1, if you are converting from VHS tapes.
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Because I've notice that a kDVD dosen't include the audio in TMPGEnc.
Yes, because the audio encoder is (was?) not very good. So if you are using a latest version of TMPEG, make sure you select the "High Quality" option on the environment settings, and enable audio on the template

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11-21-2004, 04:43 AM
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First of all, thank you a lot kwag for all your HELP.

I did just like you told me and I capture the video in high quality, but I don't know how to enable audio on the template .

1) How do you do that?

Also, you said for me to use the Half D-1, if I'm converting from VHS tapes.

If kDVD allows us to put up to 6 hours Full D-1 720x480 on one DVD.

2) Why can't I choose that when I'm capturing only 4 hours?
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11-21-2004, 09:35 AM
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First of all, thank you a lot kwag for all your HELP.
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I did just like you told me and I capture the video in high quality, but I don't know how to enable audio on the template .

1) How do you do that?
Easy
Load the template in TMPEG, and click on "System (Video+Audio)" on the bottom right
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Also, you said for me to use the Half D-1, if I'm converting from VHS tapes.

If kDVD allows us to put up to 6 hours Full D-1 720x480 on one DVD.

2) Why can't I choose that when I'm capturing only 4 hours?
Because you won't really gain in quality, because VHS are not 720x480.
So you might as well use 352x480 for VHS tapes, and you can put more time on each DVD.

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01-02-2005, 07:50 AM
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I need you guys to look at a frame from a VHS capture through my PVR-250 for script recommendations.

How is best way to send frame?
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