What I have Onboard-
[MSI P-35 Platinum MoBo/3.3GB DDR memory/Intel Core2 Q6600 CPU/ Nvidia GeForce 8600GT/500GB Internal WD HDD/500GB Ext, WD HDD/WinXP SP2/ NERO 9 / Realtek HD Audio Audio Codec ALC888 / DirectX v.9.0 / Monitor Color Quality - Medium 16-Bit - 1360x768]
I bought a SIIG USB VHS to DVD capture device with Honestech software that did not work at all . So I uninstalled and took back. I wanted to give Pinnacle a try, even after reading all the bad reviews on their lack of customer support, thinking their software/hardware just might work for me. nope! I bought the $80.00 Studio MovieBoard v12. First thing I didi was to upfdate my geforce 8600GT Driver,and my onboard realtek Audio driver. I then disabled the anti-virus and installed the software. Powered down the puter, then installed the PCI card on my MoBo. I rebooted, it saw the new hardware, prompted me to “ENTER ACTIVATION KEYS”, which were a few.
First I hooked up my Panasonic PV-8451 VCR…Audio and video out of VCR to Audio Line-In on the sound card,and Video In to the PCI card (Composite) Nothing. Settings were MPEG 1/2>Medium Quality(svcd)>480x480>16 Bit Mono. “Start Capture” NADA! No sound, No video! The problem with using the VCR, is trying to do the set up first with only the remote control. I think I have to set the time,and put it on input,then channel to 03 or video1,video2, but I can see anything except the power light,play,FF,rewind,and stop.
So I next tried my archaic 1997 JVC Camcorder. Composite connection. Camera Audio-OUT to sound card, and Video OUT to VIDEO IN on the PCI card. When I play the camcorder, I hear the sounds coming out from my speakers,but when I press “Start Capture” I see no video in the preview screen at all. Maybe it’s my WinXP. Maybe I should upgrade to Windows7 Pro in order for this to work. OR is it possible that having NERO 9 also installed on my puter is conflicting with each others codecs? Before I wipe this OS clean and re-install a newer version of windows, and all the hardware and software all over again, I wanted to be sure it was not NERO doing this. Thank you for any help!