Video capture via graphics card


#1

i have an HD4850 graphics card with two dvi ports (to hook up monitors) and a complex (7 pins!?!) s-video port

to the s-video port attaches a converter whose one end is the 7-pin s-video connector and the other end is three composite cables (one video and two audio, left and right channels).

i want to transfer video from my miniDV camcorder (which gives its output on the composite cables) in some format (whatever that may be) to my PC thru that S-video

how do we get a graphics card to capture video thats comin in from the s-video port? Is that even possible?

Any help, and im grateful...


#2

thats an OUT port. not an IN port

so you cant.


#3

Some High-end Graphics cards have 9-pin port called ViVo (Video in, video out), which enables you to view/record from DVD player or handycam (but not from cable/antenna). But as executionist pointed out, your card has S-Video out.

For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_In_Video_Out

For images and their description of different ports used in Graphics Cards:

http://images10.newegg.com/UploadFilesForNewegg/itemintelligence/VideoCard/Graphics_Card_Interfaces.pdf


#4

na man mine is HD4850. Its got that AVIVO thingy ure talking about.

there are two new video capture devices in the device manager after i installed the video card. but i dont knw which software to use to capture the incoming video.


#5

HD4850 does not have ViVO my friend. It has only S-Video out. As it is mentioned in both the links I posted that ViVo is 9-pin while S-Video is 7-pin. A few ATI cards with ViVo:

http://www.myshopping.com.au/PT--72_Graphics_Cards_S_video_S_video_out_VIVO__fs_6839_e__


#6

I think you need a tuner card maliksaab.

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Sheikh 'Out Only' Chilli


#7

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