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Forum: Computers 03-20-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By BW37
If the drive is used only as the capture drive...

If the drive is used only as the capture drive (not as both the OS and capture drive), an SSD is probably overkill. A SATA1 drive is fast enough to capture one video/audio stream.

That said,...
Forum: Computers 03-17-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By BW37
I just got two of those Seagates and the...

I just got two of those Seagates and the "trayless" StarTech case (last one above). I'll be capturing direct to them via eSATA and then loading the files onto my "main" PC for further work.

The...
Forum: Computers 03-16-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By BW37
Have you considered the "build your own" option...

Have you considered the "build your own" option for an external drive?

I have more experience with that route. Pick your enclosure, pick your drive...

A few enclosures options:
...
Forum: Computers 03-14-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By BW37
USB 2.0 is awful slow for moving large files. ...

USB 2.0 is awful slow for moving large files.

There are PCI (not just PCIe) SATA cards out there both on Amazon and eBay.
They seem less plentiful on Amazon than I remember even last summer but...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-20-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By BW37
Vit, As discussed above, with all AIW cards,...

Vit,

As discussed above, with all AIW cards, it is critical that you get the correct special connector cable(s) to make it work for capture. In some cases special connectors are required to simply...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-17-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By BW37
You are correct. :smack: I meant to say 2 TB...

You are correct.
:smack: I meant to say 2 TB drives!
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-17-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By BW37
Can you give us a bit more information on what...

Can you give us a bit more information on what format(s) you wish to convert the VHS to?
Do you want to just capture it and move to DVD's or do you want to do restoration and significant editing?...
Forum: Computers 01-31-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By BW37
Glad to help! If the locally purchased card...

Glad to help!

If the locally purchased card works you're good to go. If it has TI or LSI chips on that might increase the odds. Otherwise either an eBay Dell/Adaptec card or the new StarTech card...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 01-16-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 843
Posted By BW37
Video8, Hi-8, Digital 8 reference material

FreeLemons et al.

I was in a similar situation and did a fair amount of research (too much :wink2: but that's just me)

For reference:

volksjagers list of Sony Camcorders here:
...
Forum: Computers 01-13-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By BW37
I'm betting you have the wrong "biscuit" style...

I'm betting you have the wrong "biscuit" style connector for your card.

If your card has RF (coax) connectors (male for NTSC, female for PAL I think) then you don't want the connector that has 2...
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