Hi! I’m new to this board, but I’m hoping someone with more experience than I can offer up a suggestion…
I am using a Dazzle 150 USB 2.0 device with Pinnacle 9.4.3 to capture my old VHS stuff to DVD. I am connected to a USB 2.0 connection, and not a 1.1 connection.
I capture in Custom mode, MPEG2 video with a Kbit/sec of 8000 (or higher) - DVD quality settings.
The problem I have, is all the recordings seem to come out over sharpened (that’s the best way I can describe it) when a DVD is created… Like, parts of the scene will be pixellated (sp). If I run “Filter Video” when I create the DVD, all is well, EXCEPT the entire movie is slightly blurred (which is a side effect of filtering).
I have already had to modify the registry to get rid of the dreaded “audio out of sync”, so a full rendering is always done (minimal rendering no longer happens)
My system is a Pentium 4 - 2.8GHz (533MHz bus) with 1Gb DDR (266Mhz) memory. ATI 9600 Radeon video card. I have a seperate IDE drive for capture (40Gb), so that shouldn’t be an issue (correct me if I’m wrong here)
And - I tried Pinnacle 10.1, and couldn’t fix the audio sync issues. As an FYI - in 10.1 I was able to render with a noise filter to smooth out the video, but that messed up the concert movement (got way too choppy)
Anyone have any insight as to what might be going on? Do I need to throttle down the capture bitrate? I can’t see why, but who knows.
Thanks in advance!!