I have a P3 600 mhz with 256 megs RAM and a Matrox G400 with a Rainbow Runner TV-tuner/capture card. After capturing about 2 minutes worth of video and sound (either from a camcorder or TV broadcast), the sound starts to "stutter" yet the video capture is fine. I have heard opinions that the memory cache is becoming exhausted and/or my harddrive needs more space (I have about 10 gigs free!).
Can anyone give me a clue as to what is causing this? Would a DV firewire card be a better way to capture video and audio from my digital camcorder? If so, which card and capture software would you recommend?
I think a dazzle video capture card would probaly work well in your system. They are pretty cheap but seem to work better and more reliable then some of the more expensive capture cards. I now have a Matrox RT X100 capture card and love it, but before this I had a DV200 and had nothing but constant problems with it. My friend bought the cheapest Dazzle card he could fine and is using it with Adobe Premiere and has never had a problem with it, I wished I had just bought the dazzle card and saved my self a ton of problems instead of the DV200, but on the upside I sure did learn a ton about trouble shooting though. Good Luck with your system. You might want to think about upgrading if you are gonna be getting very serious into video but for small projects you should be fine.
Hope things work out for ya, take care!