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Daniel TalbottPyro Card Sony DCR-TRV310 DV in/Out HELP?
by on Jan 12, 2003 at 11:01:37 pm

Hi.
I am trying to get started in the DV video world. Wife, 2 kids, Mortgage, leaves my DV budget at an all tiem low.
I purchased the PYRO 1394 PCI card... The computer sees it.
I have a SONY Digital8 DCR-TRV310 with a DV IN/OUT Ilink (1394) jack.
I plug the cable in to the DV jack but the camcorder reads DV IN when I open the lcd display.
The Manual is very Vauge.
Is this some kind of SONY Only Jack or am I doing something wrong..

HELP...ME If you ccan...
I went to the SONY website but it is so Huge that all I did was click and wait and click and wait..and get lost...
Please...if you have any suggestions...I am all ears....


Thanks!!!

Daniel Talbott



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ciabtRe: Pyro Card Sony DCR-TRV310 DV in/Out HELP?
by on Jan 12, 2003 at 11:49:32 pm

Hi there Daniel
I'm asuming your trying to capture video to you computer. I'm not too sure what software your using, but the process should be fairly the same for all programs. First you'll want to connect your firewire cord from your firewire card to your Sony camcorder 1394 jack. Make shure you camera is in VTR mode and then start your software program. Go to file>Capture and choose the folder where you want to capture your clips to (a second hard drive is ideal, but if your not too serious into video editing just 1 hard drive will do as long as you keep more than 15% free space and defrag your hard drive frequently. Then begin to capture your clips. Once you've finished capturing edit them and then when your ready to put them onto tape you'll have to click EXPORT TO TAPE and as long as you have a tape in that is not copy protected and your camera is in VTR mode you should be fine. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask! Also if you state more about your computer and the software program people's responses can be more specific. Hope this helps you out.
Take care!
Later
Brent


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Daniel TalbottRe: Pyro Card Sony DCR-TRV310 DV in/Out HELP?
by on Jan 13, 2003 at 12:10:52 pm

Brent
Thanks for the courteous reply.
I messed with the pyro thing again last night..
Seems there is all these different drivers out there.
I somehow managed to get it to work.
I actually captured video on my computer.

I am using the software that came with the Pyro DV Basic card.
I can't remember what brand it is.
But it is pretty simple.
I was given Premier 5.0 a long time ago as a gift. Never did get around to learning how to use it.
I could not come up with the money for the capture card.
I am wondering if Premier 5.0 will see my camcorder through the pyro card?
Or
Am I gonna have to change the driver or something?
I really am not up to speed on any of this.

I have a AMd cpu XP 1800+ 512 megs of ddr ram, 80 gig hard drive, DVD cd-rw drive, Geforce video card, I have a ASUS motherboard KT7333 or something like that, and I am running Windows 98SE.
Once again any help would be great!
Thanks
Daniel T.


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Kenneth DavesRe: Pyro Card Sony DCR-TRV310 DV in/Out HELP?
by on Jan 13, 2003 at 1:55:01 pm

The Pyro Basic DV typically comes with a version of Ulead's Video Studio. If it won't work with your camcorder, Premier probably won't either.

Try this- After setting up following Brent's suggestions,

From the Video Studio Start Menu choose "New Project" and select the NTSC DV or PAL DV project template. The program should jump to the Capture menu, recognize your camcorder (if it is set up properly) and load the driver for it. If the program recognizes your camcorder, it should list the proper format (DV AVI) and driver for capture from your camcorder in the "Capture Settings". When you begin playing your video, it should appear on the screen.

If you haven't done so already, get the latest version of Microsoft's Direct X from the Microsoft site.

Your camcorder's model is going on three years old and is not listed at all on the Sony compatibility page, a worrisome thing.
You may need to contact Sony about compatibility.

Good Luck, Ken Daves



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ciabtRe: Pyro Card Sony DCR-TRV310 DV in/Out HELP?
by on Jan 13, 2003 at 2:22:44 pm

Hi there Dan
I'm glad to hear you got your capture card working. Once the correct drivers are installed you shouldn't have to change them and premiere should detect that your firewire card is there. I think premiere is a pretty easy program to learn once you've played around with it for about an hour you'll probably of mastered all the basics and then you can just build on more advanced techniques from there. I guess its with any software the more fermiliar you get with it, the faster you can edit. I like premiere as it does give you alot more control and creativity then the simplier programs. Good Luck with your capture card, hope you'll be making blockbuster movies in no time!
Later
Brent


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Daniel TalbottRe: Pyro Card Sony DCR-TRV310 DV in/Out HELP?
by on Jan 14, 2003 at 12:30:58 pm

Hey I want to say thanks to all who replied to my questions.
This forum is Great!
Now, I just have to get my wife to let me have some time to play....

Thanks
Again
Daniel T.


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Daniel TalbottRe: Pyro Card Sony DCR-TRV310 DV in/Out HELP?
by on Jan 15, 2003 at 10:55:39 am

Me again...
Seems when I capture audio with the ulead video studio 4 from my pyro card is has a lot of drop outs..and sounds like crap.
Anybody know what I am doing wrong?
THanks
Daniel T.


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Kenneth DavesRe: Pyro Card Sony DCR-TRV310 DV in/Out HELP?
by on Jan 15, 2003 at 3:59:24 pm

Check the audio settngs on your camcorder.


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Daniel TalbottRe: Pyro Card Sony DCR-TRV310 DV in/Out HELP?
by on Jan 16, 2003 at 9:35:12 am

What Exactly am I looking for in the audio settings of my Camocrder.
It Is a Sony DCR-TRV310.
Thanks
Daniel



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Kenneth DavesRe: Pyro Card Sony DCR-TRV310 DV in/Out HELP?
by on Jan 16, 2003 at 3:42:13 pm

Is it 48MHZ 16-bit Stereo? Try importing one of the clips into Video Studio and on the storyboard right click on the file thumbnail and check the properties. I am getting beyond what I actually know here, but I vaguely remember people having trouble with DV when the audio was recorded at 12-bit rather than 16-bit. I do not know how to fix it. ANYONE who actually knows about this, please jump in.


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Daniel TalbottRe: Pyro Card Sony DCR-TRV310 DV in/Out HELP?
by on Jan 21, 2003 at 10:22:14 am

Thanks !
I Appreciate everyone's help.
But....
I am recording and playing 16 bit stereo audio. It is still choppy.
THe video is fine.
I am so...confused on which "Template" to use.
I mean NTSC DV...mpeg1... and what of the capture driver...TI or MS or is there somewhere I can download a better one for my application...
I am wondering if 512 mg of ddr memory is enough?
Something is Screwy somewhere or I would not have the Choppy Audio problem.

ANY HELP >>>

PLEASE.....!

Thanks
DDD AAA NNN III EEE LLL



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Kenneth DavesRe: Pyro Card Sony DCR-TRV310 DV in/Out HELP?
by on Jan 21, 2003 at 12:55:17 pm

Do you mean that your camcorder settings were 48MhZ 16 bit stereo?

Use the the NTSC DV template to import. VS4 is an ancient program and may have to be manually configured (I forget) for capture.


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John PriceRe: Pyro Card Sony DCR-TRV310 DV in/Out HELP?
by on Feb 3, 2003 at 6:18:45 pm

Hi

Firewire capture (Unless you are capturing MPEG with VS6/MSP7) is a straight digital copy.

Your hard disk has to be able to keep up, is DMA enabled (See below)?

Your soundcard may be a factor, I strongly suspect hard disk speed though. Your camcorder is fine, I have a TRV110 & a TRV 120.

Video Guys have some great tips, I also have an Optimiaation page for the Pyro
http://www.price98.freeserve.co.uk/Configure%20Win%2098.htm

Regards

John

http://www.johnpr98.com






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