Here we go. I just want to say thank you in advance for putting up with my extreme ignorance on this subject. However, I have been trying to read all that I can to make this work but have run into a wall. I may have even read the answer but not understood what I was reading.
I have Hi8 home movies (Sony CCD-TRV101 NTSC) that I am transferring through mini DV camera (Cannon ZR45 MC) via firewire to my PC. My computer info- X7200
Processor- Intel Core i7 CPU 980@ 3.33GHz
graphics card- (2) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Windows 7 Pro
Not sure if you need any more info on the PC
Here is the issue. When I open Virtualdub
and select Huffyuv
720x480 YUY2, I get an error code: "The capture device does not support the selected video format." It says that for every combination of frame size and data format I choose. Now, if I play the tape I can view it in Virtualdub
. There is also nothing listed in the video source tab. Does that mean it can't see my camera? And if it can't, why can I see the video playing through Virtualdub on my screen.
I can capture movies through Window Media this way but I would prefer to get a better quality transfer with Virtualdub, Huffyuv
to H.264 or MPEG 2
I am actually surprised that I have made it this far with my limited knowledge of computers but I truly love these videos and want to preserve them in the best way possible and within what I can afford. Thank you again for your time!