VideOh! DVD Media Center
PCI Edition
AVC-2410
User’s Guide
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Limited 2-Year Hardware Warranty
1.
Adaptec, Inc. (“Adaptec”) warrants to the purchaser of this product that it will be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase.
If the product should become defective within the warranty period, Adaptec, at its option,
will repair or replace the product, or refund the purchaser’s purchase price for the product,
provided it is delivered at the purchaser’s expense to an authorized Adaptec service facility
or to Adaptec.
2.
Repair or replacement parts or products will be furnished on an exchange basis and will
either be new or reconditioned. All replaced parts or products shall become the property of
Adaptec. This warranty shall not apply if the product has been damaged by accident,
misuse, abuse or as a result of unauthorized service or parts.
3.
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period to an authorized Adaptec service facility or to Adaptec and providing proof of
purchase price and date. The purchaser shall bear all shipping, packing and insurance costs
and all other costs, excluding labor and parts, necessary to effectuate repair, replacement or
refund under this warranty.
4.
For more information on how to obtain warranty service, write or telephone Adaptec at 691
South Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035, (800) 959-7274.
5.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT EXTEND TO ANY PRODUCT WHICH HAS
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UNAUTHORIZED SERVICE OR PARTS.
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from state to state.
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acknowledge that it is licensed only in connection with the use of the Software to perform
disc creation, and that the database and all data derived therefrom must be maintained in
confidence in accordance with the provisions of Section 4. This license does not grant you
any rights to distribute or disclose such database or data.
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Software is furnished will be free from defects in material or workmanship under normal
use and service for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of delivery to you. ADAPTEC
AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT AND CANNOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OR
RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION. THE
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NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied
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limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
8.
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this warranty, shall be:
a. The replacement of any media not meeting the above limited warranty which is
returned to Adaptec; or:
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defects in materials or workmanship, you may terminate this Agreement by returning
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Regulatory Compliance Statements
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. However, if this
equipment does cause interference to radio or television equipment reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
■ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■ Increase the separation between equipment and receiver.
■ Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
■ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
■ Use a shielded and properly grounded I/O cable and power cable to ensure compliance of
this unit to the specified limits of the rules.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Adaptec, Inc.
AVC-2410
Tested to Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
European Union Compliance Statement
This Information Technology Equipment has been tested and found to comply with
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, as amended by 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC, in
accordance with:
■ EN55022 (1998) Emissions
■ EN55024 (1998) Immunity:
➐ EN61000-4-2 (1998) Electrostatic discharge: ±4 kV contact, ±8 kV air
➐ EN61000-4-3 (1998) Radiated immunity
➐ EN61000-4-4 (1995) Electrical fast transients/burst: ±1 kV AC, ±0.5 kV I/O
➐ EN61000-4-5 (1995) Surges ±1 kV differential mode, ±2 kV common mode
➐ EN61000-4-6 (1996) Conducted immunity: 3 V
➐ EN61000-4-11 (1994) Supply dips and variation: 30% and 100%
In addition, all equipment requiring U.L. listing has been found to comply with EMC
Directive 73/23/EEC as amended by 93/68/EEC in accordance with EN60950 with
amendments A1, A2, A3, A4, A11.
Australian/New Zealand Compliance Statement
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to the Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 3548 set out by
the Spectrum Management Agency.
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Canadian Compliance Statement
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur
le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Japanese Compliance (Voluntary Control Council Initiative)
This equipment complies to class B Information Technology equipment based on
VCCI (Voluntary Control Council for Interface). This equipment is designed for home
use but it may causes radio frequency interference problem if used too near to a
television or radio. Please handle it correctly per this documentation.
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In this Guide
Introduction
2
Installing Your AVC-2410
5
Installing the Drivers
7
Installing the Software
19
Connecting Your Device
20
Watching and Recording TV with WinDVR
21
Creating a TV Project with WinDVR and MyDVD
34
Creating A Video Project with MyDVD
38
Getting Help
45
Technical Specifications
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Introduction
Introduction
Congratulations on the purchase of your Adaptec VideOh! Media
Center kit. With this kit, you can watch television (TV) on your
computer, and convert television programs and analog video from
your camcorder or VCR into digital format to create you own
Hollywood style video CDs (VCDs) or DVDs.
TV
S-VIDE
O IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
IN
Connect TV source or analog video device
This VideOh! kit includes a complete suite of software that will
enable you to watch TV on your computer, control television
content with the latest personal video recorder (PVR) technology,
and burn television programs to VCDs or DVDs.
VideOh! Media Center lets you be creative. You can add
backgrounds and menus to your videos for easy navigation. With
VideOh! Media Center you can also perform even more
sophisticated editing, like adding music, transitions, and titles.
VideOh! Media Center also lets you capture you favorite video
clips and organize and customize them to suit your imagination.
Then you are ready to burn a VCD or DVD and share your
personalized content with others.
DISCLAIMER: This product or software may be designed to assist you in reproducing materials in
which you own the copyright or have obtained permission to copy from the copyright owner.
Unless you own the copyright or have permission to copy from the copyright owner, you may be
violating copyright law and be subject to payment of damaged and other remedies. If you are
uncertain about your rights you should contact your legal advisor.
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Introduction
What’s in the Kit
Your Adaptec VideOh! Media Center kit includes:
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AVC-2410 PCI card
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Remote control and 2 AA batteries
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Standard 6-foot Audio/Visual cable
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Audio Y cable
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Infrared cable
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VideOh! CD, including drivers, software, and User’s Guide
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Getting Started guide
System Requirements
To use your VideOh! Media Center kit, you need a PC-compatible
computer with:
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Intel Pentium III 600 MHz (or faster) processor
Windows® 98SE, Windows Me®, Windows 2000®, or
Windows XP®
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Available PCI port
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256 MB RAM
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400 MB free disk space for applications
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200–570 MB free disk space per 10 minutes of captured video,
depending on resolution and capture quality (see the Tables on
pages 49 and 50 for more information)
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Sound card
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CD-ROM drive
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CD-Recorder or DVD-Recorder for output
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Video card and monitor that support 16-bit color at 1024 x 768
resolution (24/32-bit color or higher resolution recommended)
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Introduction
This is Your AVC-2410
Antenna/cable connector (TV)
TV
S-Video Input port
S-VID
EO
Composite Video Input port
Audio Input port
IN
VID
EO
IN
AUD
IO IN
PCI connector
Infrared cable port
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Installing Your AVC-2410
Installing Your AVC-2410
To install your AVC-2410 card:
1 Discharge any static electricity build-up before handling the
AVC-2410 card by touching a grounded metal object (such as
the exposed metal parts on the back of your computer).
2 Turn off power to the computer and disconnect the power cord.
Open the computer cabinet, following the manufacturer’s
instructions.
3 Locate an unused PCI expansion slot and remove the expansion
slot cover. Save the slot cover screw for use in Step 6.
Expansion slot
cover
PCI expansion slots
4 Remove the AVC-2410 card from its antistatic packaging.
!
Caution: Always handle the card by its edges or metal
bracket. Do not touch the gold PCI connector or any
components on the card.
5 Insert the AVC-2410 card into the PCI expansion slot. Press
down firmly until the card clicks into place. When installed
properly, the card should appear level with the expansion slot.
Note: Depending on the tightness of the PCI slot, gentle but
firm force may be required to insert the card.
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Installing Your AVC-2410
6 Secure the card bracket with the slot cover screw you removed
in Step 3.
7 Close the computer cabinet and reattach the power cord.
8 Turn on your computer. Windows detects the AVC-2410 and
starts the Found New Hardware Wizard. This wizard steps you
though the process of installing the necessary drivers.
9 When prompted, insert the VideOh! CD into your CD-ROM
drive.
Note: If the VideOh! Software Installation screen appears,
exit this screen before installing the drivers.
See Installing the Drivers on page 7 to continue.
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Installing the Drivers
Installing the Drivers
Before you can begin capturing analog video or TV programming,
you must install the VideOh! Media Center device drivers.
Follow the complete set of installation instructions provided for
your operating system to ensure that the driver is properly
installed:
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For Windows XP, see page 8.
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For Windows 2000, see page 10.
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For Windows Me, see page 14.
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For Windows 98SE, see page 15.
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Installing the Drivers
Windows XP
Windows XP automatically detects your device and opens the
Found New Hardware Wizard. To perform the installation, follow
the instructions provided in this section.
Note: Before installing the driver, make sure the VideOh! CD is
in your CD-ROM drive.
To install the driver:
1 In the Found New Hardware Wizard, select Install the software
automatically..., then click Next.
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Installing the Drivers
2 If this window appears, click Continue Anyway.
Note: Adaptec drivers have been fully tested and certified
to work with the AVC-2410 device.
Windows installs the driver.
3 Click Finish to complete the installation.
Note: To check if the driver is installed properly, follow the
instructions provided in Need Help Installing Your Device
Drivers? on page 46.
See Installing the Software on page 19 to continue.
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Installing the Drivers
Windows 2000
Windows 2000 automatically detects your device and opens the
Found New Hardware Wizard. To perform the installation, follow
the instructions provided in this section.
Note: Before installing the driver, make sure the VideOh! CD is
in your CD-ROM drive.
To install the drivers:
1 In the Found New Hardware Wizard, click Next.
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Installing the Drivers
2 Select Search for a suitable driver..., then click Next.
3 Select only CD-ROM drives, then click Next.
Windows locates a driver file.
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Installing the Drivers
4 Click Next.
Note: The drive letter for your CD-ROM may be different
than the one shown in the example above.
5 If this window appears, click Yes.
Note: Adaptec drivers have been fully tested and certified
to work with the AVC-2410 device.
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Installing the Drivers
6 Click Finish to complete the installation.
Note: To check if the driver is installed properly, follow the
instructions provided in Need Help Installing Your Device
Drivers? on page 46.
See Installing the Software on page 19 to continue.
13
Installing the Drivers
Windows Me
Note: Before installing the driver, make sure the VideOh! CD is
in your CD-ROM drive.
Windows Me automatically detects your device and opens the
Found New Hardware Wizard. To install the driver:
1 Select Automatic search..., then click Next.
2 Click Finish to complete the installation.
Note: To check if the driver is installed properly, follow the
instructions provided in Need Help Installing Your Device
Drivers? on page 46.
See Installing the Software on page 19 to continue.
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Installing the Drivers
Windows 98SE
Windows 98SE automatically detects your device and opens the
Found New Hardware Wizard. To perform the installation, follow
the instructions provided in this section.
Note: Before installing the driver, make sure the VideOh! CD is
in your CD-ROM drive.
Note: You may need your Windows 98SE CD to complete this
installation procedure.
To install the drivers:
1 In the Add New Hardware Wizard, click Next.
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Installing the Drivers
2 Select Search for best driver..., then click Next.
3 Select only CD-ROM drive, then click Next.
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Installing the Drivers
4 Click Next.
Note: The drive letter for your CD-ROM may be different
than the one shown in the example above.
5 If required, insert your Windows 98SE CD, then click OK.
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Installing the Drivers
6 Click Finish to complete the installation.
Note: If the driver file being installed from the VideOh! CD is
older than the existing driver file, you may get a version
conflict message. Select to keep the newer driver file.
Note: To check if the driver is installed properly, follow the
instructions provided in Need Help Installing Your Device
Drivers? on page 46.
See Installing the Software on page 19 to continue.
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Installing the Software
Installing the Software
Once the drivers are installed, you are ready to install InterVideo®
WinDVR™, and Sonic® MyDVD™ and the ArcSoft® Showbiz™
companion software.
Note: If MyDVD or WinDVR are already installed on your
system, uninstall them before installing the newer versions.
To complete the software installation:
1 Eject and re-insert the VideOh! CD.
2 From the main VideOh! Installation screen, click Install
Software, then click WinDVR.
Note: If the VideOh! Installation screen doesn’t appear, use
Windows Explorer to display the CD contents, then click
autorun.exe.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to install WinDVR.
Note: If you are prompted to install DirectX, do so.
WinDVR installs on your system.
4 When the installation is complete, on the main VideOh!
Installation screen, click Install Software, then click MyDVD.
5 Follow the on-screen instructions to install MyDVD and ShowBiz.
Note: Windows 98SE only—Before it begins the MyDVD and
Showbiz installation, your system may automatically
install an updated version of Windows Installer, then
prompt you to restart your computer. Follow the on-screen
instructions to continue the installation.
Sonic MyDVD and ArcSoft Showbiz install on your system.
6 When the installation is complete, restart your computer.
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Connecting Your Device
Connecting Your Device
Follow these steps to connect your video device (VCR or
camcorder) or TV source (cable, satellite receiver, antenna, and so
on) to the AVC-2410.
Connecting a Video Device
Connect your video device to your AVC-2410 using the included
A/V cable or the proprietary cable that came with your device.
S-Video users can use an S-Video cable and the A/V cables
included in the VideOh! kit.
See the Figure on page 4 if you need help locating the ports on your
AVC-2410.
Now you’re ready to CREATE. See page 38 to create a video
project.
Connecting a TV Source
Connect your TV source to your AVC-2410 using a standard TV
cable.
Connect the Infrared cable to the cable port, then place the receiver
in an open area on or near your computer monitor. Ensure that the
Infrared signal from the remote control can reach the receiver.
Now you’re ready to CREATE. See page 34 to create a TV project.
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Watching and Recording TV with WinDVR
Watching and Recording TV
with WinDVR
InterVideo WinDVR allows you to watch and record TV programs
on your computer. This section of the User’s Guide explains how to:
■
Navigate WinDVR. See page 22.
■
Open WinDVR. See page 24.
■
Complete the initial set-up for WinDVR. See page 24.
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Open the TV Panel. See page 25.
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Watch TV. See page 26.
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Use the Time Shift feature. See page 27.
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Record a TV program. See page 29.
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Schedule a program to be recorded. See page 30.
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Watch a recorded program. See page 32.
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Capture a still image from TV. See page 33.
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Customize WinDVR. See page 33.
To get more information while you’re using WinDVR, click ? on the
Control Panel to display detailed information about menus,
settings, and other features of the software.
Before you begin:
■
Make sure your TV source is connected to the AVC-2410. (See
page 20.)
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Close Sonic MyDVD, if it is running.
!
Caution: Do not attempt to run the WinDVR and MyDVD
applications simultaneously. Close one application before
opening the other one.
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Navigating WinDVR
You can navigate WinDVR using the on-screen Control Panel, your
keyboard, or the remote control included in the VideOh! kit.
This section provides an overview of all three navigation tools. In
the remainder of this Guide, the remote control is used as the
primary navigation tool.
Note: If you have a digital cable or satellite receiver, see Using
a Set-top Box on page 23 for navigation information.
Using the Control Panel
The Control Panel buttons (shown below) can be navigated by
mouse; click ? on the Control Panel to find more detailed
information about each button.
Volume
Basic controls—Play, Stop,
channel selection, and so on.
Forward/Back controls
Online Help
Sub-Panel button
(opens Panel Menu)
Using Keyboard Shortcuts
You can navigate WinDVR using shortcuts (or hot keys) on your
keyboard instead of using your mouse. For instance, you can use
the Spacebar to play or pause, the numbers on the keyboard to
select channels, and the Home key to start recording.
The online Help system lists all keyboard shortcuts; click ? on the
Control Panel to find out more.
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Using the Remote Control
Time Shift Controls
The remote control requires two AA batteries (included in the kit)
and features buttons and functions similar to standard TV remote
controls. Its special features are explained in the Figure below.
Activates Time
Shift mode
Displays live view
of program in
Time Shift mode
Pauses live TV;
switches to Time
Shift mode
POWER
LIVE
TIME SHIFT SCAN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
FULL SCREEN
MUTE
0
PLAY/PAUSE STOP
Stops recorded program;
stops Time Shift
REPLAY
OSD
ENTER
Displays available
channels
Jumps ahead a few
seconds (see Step 2
on page 28)
Jumps back a few
seconds (see Step 2
on page 28)
VOL+
VOL–
CH+
Rewinds
Displays current
channel and other
settings
SKIP
Opens and closes
WinDVR
(See Note below)
CC
CH–
R
Fast-forwards
Turns closed captioning
on or off
Note: The Power button opens and closes the WinDVR
software. It does not power on your AVC-2410 device or your
computer.
Using a Set-top Box
If you have connected a digital cable or satellite receiver to your
AVC-2410, you must set WinDVR to match your set-top box output
(usually channel 3 or 4) and use the set-top box remote control to
tune your TV signal. The channel selection buttons on the WinDVR
Control Panel/keyboard/remote control will not work.
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Opening WinDVR
To open WinDVR, double-click the InterVideo WinDVR
icon (shown at right) on your desktop, or press the Power
button on your remote control. The Display Window and
Control Panel appear.
Note: The Power button on the remote control opens the
WinDVR software. It does not power on your computer.
The Display Window is where you view live or captured TV
programs. You can move and resize the window to suit your needs.
The Display Window may show static until an available channel is
selected.
The Control Panel (shown on page 22) is similar to a standard VCR
control panel. Use the Control Panel to watch live or recorded TV.
Open the Panel Menu to change such WinDVR settings as the sleep
timer, the parental control feature, and tuner input mode.
Completing the Initial Setup
The first time you open WinDVR after installation, a wizard opens
to walk you through the initial setup. Follow the on-screen
instructions to configure the software to meet your specific needs:
1 In the Device window:
■
For Device, select Adaptec PCI Capture Device.
■
For Source, select TV.
■
Do not adjust the Standard setting. WinDVR will
automatically adjust it to match the geographical area you
choose in Step 2.
2 In the TV window:
■
For Tuner, select Antenna if you are using an antenna;
otherwise, select Cable.
■
For Country or Region, select your geographical location.
WinDVR uses this information to set the device standard,
and provide TV programming schedules for your location
through an electronic program guide (EPG).
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3 Leave all options in the iEPG window at their default settings.
4 In the Channel window, click Autoscan.
An Autoscan lets WinDVR know which channels are available.
You can perform an Autoscan at any time in the Setup window.
(See page 26.)
5 Adaptec recommends that you keep the default Storage
Location information.
Note: For more information on settings, see Customizing
WinDVR on page 33, or click ? on the WinDVR Control Panel.
Opening the TV Panel
The Control Panel has a sub-panel called the TV Panel, which is
where you can access TV-specific settings such as closedcaptioning and the EPG.
To open the TV Panel, click the Sub-Panel button (shown at
right) and select TV Panel.
The TV panel (shown below) opens beside the Control Panel.
Close Sub-Panel
button
Setup button
Click the Close Sub-Panel button to close the TV Panel.
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Watching TV
You can use your computer monitor like a regular television to
view live TV (TV programs that are currently on).
To watch TV:
1 Open WinDVR by pressing the Power button on the remote
control.
2 AutoScan for available channels, if required.
To do an AutoScan, click the Setup button on the TV Panel
(shown on page 25), then click AutoScan on the Channel tab.
3 Select the channel you want, using the Control Panel, keyboard,
remote control, or your set-top box controls.
The channel you select appears in the Display Window.
Note: You can click the Channel List button on the Control
Panel at any time to select from a list of available channels.
4 Change channels and adjust volume as you normally would
when watching TV.
5 Close WinDVR when you’re done.
Channel Surfing
To see what programs are playing on other available channels:
1 Press Scan on the remote control, or open the TV Panel on
WinDVR and click Surfing.
Still images from available channels appear in the Display
Window.
2 Click on any image to preview that channel.
3 Double-click on any image to open that channel full-size in the
Display Window.
If you don’t want to change channels, click Stop to end your
Surfing session. (You can also click Scan again to end the
channel scan.)
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Time-shifting
You can use WinDVR’s Time Shift mode to pause, replay, or skip
commercials while watching live TV. In Time Shift mode, you
decide how to watch TV—you can watch your own instant replays,
take a break from a live program then rejoin it where you left off, or
instantly jump back to live view.
Time-shifting in Normal Mode
In Normal mode, Time-shifting is not the same as recording—no
permanent file is saved to your hard drive. Instead, when you
activate Time Shift mode, WinDVR begins temporarily storing
(buffering) the program you’re watching, up to a preset amount of
time (10 minutes, by default).
Note: You can change the default buffering time. Open the TV
Panel, click the Setup button, then click the Time Shifting
tab. Change the buffering time as desired, to within the limits
of disk space available on your hard drive. Then click OK.
To activate Time Shift mode while watching a live program:
1 Press Time Shift or Pause on the remote control. (Both buttons
activate Time-shifting.)
Note: You can also click the Pause button on the WinDVR
Control Panel.
WinDVR begins buffering the TV program. The Control Panel
shows Delay above the channel display.
If you stay in Time Shift mode longer than the preset buffering
time limit, WinDVR will keep only the most recent portion of
the TV program in the buffer. For instance, if your buffering
time limit is 10 minutes, WinDVR will keep only the most recent
10 minutes of the TV program in its buffer.
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2 Use the Fast-forward or Rewind buttons to move quickly inside
the buffered portion of the program.
Use the Skip and Replay buttons to jump forward or backward
a few seconds.
Note: By default, the Skip button is set to jump forward 30
seconds, and the Replay button is set to jump backward 10
seconds. You can change these default values on the
Display tab of the Setup window. See Customizing
WinDVR on page 33 for instructions.
Press Live on the remote control to instantly jump to a live view
of the TV program being buffered.
3 Press Stop on the remote control to exit Time Shift mode and
return to Live TV mode. Any buffered information is erased.
Time-shifting in Record Mode
You can set Time Shift to Record mode so that WinDVR
automatically records every time you activate Time-shifting. There
is no preset buffering time limit in Record mode.
Note: Record mode uses more of your computer’s resources
and may slow system performance.
To set Time-shifting to Record mode:
1 Open the TV Panel and click the Setup button. (See page 25.)
The Setup window opens.
2 Click the Time Shifting tab.
3 Click the Record Mode radio button.
4 Click OK to close the Setup window.
To activate Time Shift mode:
1 Watch TV as normal, and press Time Shift on the remote
control when desired.
2 Use the Time Shift features as described in Time-shifting on
page 27.
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3 Press Stop on the remote control to exit Time Shift mode and
return to Live TV mode.
WinDVR prompts you to type a name for the recorded program.
4 Type the filename, then click OK.
The file is saved to your hard drive.
Recording TV
You can use WinDVR to record a TV program and save it to your
hard drive for later viewing.
To record TV programming:
1 Ensure you have enough disk space on your hard drive to
accommodate the new file. See Need Help Recording Your TV
Program? on page 49 for help estimating file sizes.
2 Select the channel you want. (Use the Control Panel, keyboard,
remote control, or your set-top box controls.)
3 Click the Record button on the Control Panel to begin recording.
Stop button (grayed-out until
Record or Play button is clicked)
Record button
4 Click the Stop button on the Control Panel when you’re finished
recording.
5 When prompted, enter a name for the recorded file, then click
OK. By default, your file will be saved to the My Video folder
under My Documents in Windows Explorer (unless you have
configured WinDVR to save to a different location).
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Scheduling Recording
You can program WinDVR to record a TV program or remind you
of an upcoming program. To schedule recording:
1 Open the TV Panel. (See page 25 for instructions.)
2 Click Schedule.
The Schedule window appears.
3 Click Create.
A wizard opens and helps you create a schedule.
Follow the wizard to schedule a recording or a reminder. You
can create a single-use schedule, or you can set up recurring
recording/reminders. A conflict message appears if you try to
schedule two programs for the same date and time.
When you’re finished, icons in the Task ID column of the
Schedule window show whether tasks are scheduled recordings
or program reminders.
Note: If you have a digital cable or satellite receiver, see
Scheduling Recording with a Set-top Box on page 31 for
important recording information.
4 Make sure your computer is powered on at the time the
recording is scheduled. If you have a digital cable or satellite
receiver, also leave your set-top box powered on. You do not
need to open WinDVR—it will open automatically at the
scheduled time.
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Scheduling Recording with a Set-top Box
Digital cable or satellite receiver users only—WinDVR cannot control
the channel setting of your set-top box.
To schedule the recording of a single TV program or multiple TV
programs that all appear on the same channel:
1 Set the programs’ channel on your set-top box.
2 Open the Task window (shown in Step 3 on page 30) for each
scheduled program and change the TV Channel setting to
match your set-top box output (usually channel 3 or 4).
3 Leave your set-top box powered on at the time recording is
scheduled.
To schedule the recording of multiple programs that do not all
appear on the same channel:
1 Open the Task window (shown in Step 3 on page 30) for each
scheduled program and change the TV Channel setting to
match your set-top box output (usually channel 3 or 4).
2 Manually change the channel on your set-top box before the
scheduled recording times, as required. (Make sure you don’t
change channels during a recording session.)
3 Leave your set-top box powered on at the time recording is
scheduled.
Using the EPG
Click the EPG button on the TV Panel (shown on page 25) to connect
to a Web-based programming guide that displays program
schedules and helps you schedule future programs for recording.
Your computer must be connected to the Internet to open the EPG.
The EPG displays program schedules for your geographical region.
If the wrong program schedules display, check the Country or
Region setting in the Setup dialog box. See Customizing WinDVR on
page 33 for more information.
Refer to your EPG Web site for help using and troubleshooting the
EPG.
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Watching a Recorded Program
You can watch a saved TV program on your computer monitor. (If
you want to burn your saved TV program onto a DVD or CD, see
Importing to MyDVD on page 35.)
To watch a saved TV program:
1 Click Program on the Control Panel to open the Play dialog box.
Default
program
names can be
changed.
Click Rename,
then follow the
on-screen
instructions.
2 Click on the program you want to watch, then click Play.
3 Click Stop when you are finished viewing the program.
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Capturing a Still Image
You can capture still images from TV programs using the WinDVR
Control Panel.
Note: You can capture still images while you’re watching live
TV, or while you’re playing back a recorded program.
To capture a still image:
1 At any time while you’re watching TV, click the Still
Image button (shown at right) on the WinDVR Control
Panel.
The image you capture appears in the Capture window.
2 Use the Capture window buttons to save or delete the image.
Files can be saved in bitmap (.bmp) or JPEG (.jpg) format.
3 Continue capturing more still images from the Capture window
using the Still Image button, or close the Capture window.
Customizing WinDVR
You can change the WinDVR settings at any time. To make changes
to the WinDVR set-up:
1 Open the TV Panel and click the Setup button. (See page 25 for
instructions.)
The Setup window opens.
2 Make setting changes as required. Click ? on the Control Panel
if you need help understanding the setting options.
3 Click Apply, then click OK.
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Creating a TV Project with WinDVR and MyDVD
Creating a TV Project with
WinDVR and MyDVD
This section provides the basic steps for creating a TV project to be
burned to DVD or CD for storage and future viewing.
Note: To create a video project, see page 38.
To get more information, refer to the online tutorial included with
Sonic MyDVD. Or, at any time while you’re using this software,
click ? or Help, to display detailed information about any step you
want to perform.
Before you begin creating:
■
If you have an external DVD/CD recorder, make sure it is
connected to your computer and switched on. You need a
DVD-Recordable drive and appropriate media to burn DVDs.
DVD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW drives do not have the
capability to burn DVD discs. However, a CD-Recordable drive
can burn a Video CD that you can play back on a DVD player.
■
Close WinDVR.
!
Caution: Do not attempt to run the WinDVR and MyDVD
applications simultaneously. Close one application before
opening the other one.
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Creating a TV Project with WinDVR and MyDVD
Importing to MyDVD
To burn a recorded TV program onto a DVD or CD, you must first
import it to MyDVD.
1 Close WinDVR. Do not open MyDVD when WinDVR is running.
2 Start MyDVD by double-clicking the Sonic MyDVD icon on
your desktop. The Welcome window appears.
3 Move the mouse pointer over either DVD-Video or Video CD,
then click Create or Modify a ... Project. The Main project
window appears.
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4 Click Get Movies. Select the video file you want, then click Open.
5 Your file is loaded into MyDVD and appears as a thumbnail
picture on your Main project window.
The layout shown in the MyDVD Main project window is what
your DVD menu will look like on your TV.
Trimming Your Recorded Program
Now that you’ve captured your TV program, you can trim it. For
example, you can change your Start and End points, and remove
any unwanted footage. You can also choose the specific TV frame
that you want to use as the thumbnail picture that is displayed in
your Main project window.
See Trimming Your Video on page 42 for detailed trimming and
editing instructions.
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Creating a TV Project with WinDVR and MyDVD
Burning Your Program onto DVD or VCD
It’s a good idea to see how your DVD/VCD project will look before
you burn it to the disc. See Previewing Your Project on page 43 for
information on preview quality and troubleshooting.
When you are satisfied with how your DVD or VCD project looks,
you are ready to burn it onto a recordable DVD or CD, for longterm storage or personal viewing. See Burning Your DVD or VCD
on page 43 for detailed instructions.
Finding More Information
To learn more about how to use Sonic MyDVD and ArcSoft
ShowBiz:
■
In the MyDVD Welcome window, click the Help button or
Tutorial button.
In the project window, click the Help menu and select MyDVD
Help or Tutorial.
■
In Showbiz, click ? on the ShowBiz main screen to open the
online Help and Learn the Basics tutorial. Right-click on any
screen item to open context-sensitive Help.
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Creating A Video Project with MyDVD
Creating A Video Project
with MyDVD
These instructions give you the basic steps for capturing your
video, trimming it, and then burning it to DVD or CD.
Note: To create a television project, see page 34.
To get more information, refer to the online tutorial included with
Sonic MyDVD. Or, at any time while you’re using this software,
click ? or Help, to display detailed information about any step you
want to perform.
Before you begin creating:
■
Make sure your analog video device (such as a camcorder or
VCR) is connected to the AVC-2410 and switched on.
■
If you have an external DVD/CD recorder, make sure it is
connected to your computer and switched on. You need a
DVD-Recordable drive and appropriate media to burn DVDs.
DVD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW drives do not have the
capability to burn DVD discs. However, a CD-Recordable drive
can burn a Video CD that you can play back on a DVD player.
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Ensure that WinDVR is not open.
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Creating A Video Project with MyDVD
Capturing Your Video
To successfully capture your video, make sure you complete each
step in the order given.
1 Start MyDVD by clicking the Sonic MyDVD icon on your
desktop. The Welcome window appears.
Click here for more information
2 Move the mouse pointer over either DVD-Video or Video CD,
then click Create or Modify a ... Project. The Main project
window appears.
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3 On the Main project window (shown in Step 2 on page 39), click
Capture. The Capture window appears. The video image
appears in the Capture window.
These buttons won’t operate your analog video device. Use the Play, Stop,
and other control buttons on your device to control your analog video tape.
4 Press the Play button on your analog video device.
5 To begin transferring your video to your computer, click Start
Capturing.
MyDVD captures your video, including the audio.
Note: If you get any error messages at this point in your
video capturing, stop your analog video device and see
Need Help Capturing Your Video? on page 50.
6 When you want to stop transferring your video to your
computer, click Stop Capturing, then stop or pause your analog
video device.
7 On the Save As screen, enter the filename of your video clip and
click Save. The filename you choose becomes the title of your
video clip and is displayed on the Main project window. (You
can change the title later if you choose.)
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8 Click Done when finished.
Your video clip is saved and you will see a thumbnail picture on
your Main project window.
The layout shown in
the MyDVD Main
project window is what
your DVD menu will
look like on your TV.
Note: If you plan to do multiple video captures in the same
session, save your project, then close and relaunch MyDVD
after six captures.
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Creating A Video Project with MyDVD
Trimming Your Video
Now that you’ve captured some video footage, you can trim it. For
example, you can change your Start and End points. You can also
choose the specific video frame that you want to use as the
thumbnail picture that is displayed in your Main project window.
1 From the Main project window, double-click the thumbnail for
the video clip you want to trim.
2 Use the controls in the Trimming window to trim your video.
You can trim
out unwanted
video footage
Drag the red
bracket to
choose an
End Frame
Drag the thumb to choose a Thumbnail image
Drag the green bracket to choose a Start Frame
3 Click OK when finished.
Note: For more advanced editing functions, use the ArcSoft
Showbiz companion software included with MyDVD. For
more information, see Finding More Information on page 44.
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Creating A Video Project with MyDVD
Previewing Your Project
It’s a good idea to see how your DVD/VCD project will look before
you burn it to the disc. To preview your project, press Preview at
the bottom of your Main project window, then double-click the
thumbnail clip you want to look at.
When you have previewed your project, press Stop.
■
If playback appears fuzzy and unclear (for example, the edges
of objects, especially objects in motion, are feathered) it is
because of a difference between how televisions and computer
monitors display video. This effect is not noticeable when you
play back the finished DVD or VCD disc on your TV.
■
If your computer’s processing speed is less than 800 MHz or if
you are using a slower video card, your preview video in the
MyDVD capture window may appear choppy. However, the
finished DVD or VCD, played back on your TV, will be fine.
Updating the drivers for your computer’s video and/or audio
card may minimize this problem. Check your video or sound
card manufacturer’s website for driver updates.
Burning Your DVD or VCD
When you are satisfied with how your DVD or VCD project looks,
you are ready to burn it onto a recordable DVD or CD.
1 Insert a recordable DVD or CD into your computer’s DVD or
CD recorder.
2 On the Main project window, click Burn.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions.
You will be notified when your DVD or VCD is successfully
completed. On average, a 30 minute DVD or VCD can take from
1 to 2 hours to burn (depending on the speed of your computer
and DVD/CD burner).
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Creating A Video Project with MyDVD
Sharing Your DVD or VCD
Now that you’ve captured your video and burned it to a DVD or
CD, you’re ready to share it. You can play your newly created DVD
on most compatible DVD players. You can play your newly created
VCD on most compatible DVD players or CD-ROM drives.
You can play your DVDs the way you play any standard DVD,
using the controls on your DVD player or remote control.
To play a VCD, you need to select the video clip you want to view
by using the number pad on the video player remote control. If you
have more than 6 video clips, you can navigate between menu
screens by using the skip forward and back controls.
Finding More Information
To learn more about how to use Sonic MyDVD and ArcSoft
ShowBiz:
■
In the MyDVD Welcome window, click the Help button or
Tutorial button.
In the project window, click the Help menu and select MyDVD
Help or Tutorial.
■
In Showbiz, click ? on the ShowBiz main screen to open the
online Help and Learn the Basics tutorial. Right-click on any
screen item to open context-sensitive Help.
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Getting Help
Getting Help
Registering Your AVC-2410
To ensure your eligibility for support and upgrades, and to qualify
for future promotions, please register your AVC-2410 on the
Adaptec website at register.adaptec.com.
Need Help with Your AVC-2410?
■
Ensure that your analog video device is connected and powered
on, or that your TV source (cable, receiver, antenna) is properly
connected.
■
Double-check all cable connections.
■
Ensure that the AVC-2410 is properly connected and that the
drivers are correctly installed. See Need Help Installing Your
Device Drivers? on page 46 for more information.
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Getting Help
Need Help Installing Your Device Drivers?
To ensure that the driver for your operating system has installed
properly, you may want to double-check your driver installation.
For Windows XP
1 On the bottom left of your desktop, click the Start button, and
double-click Control Panel. Click Performance and
Maintenance, then double-click System. The System Properties
window opens. Click the Hardware tab.
2 Open Device Manager.
3 Click Sound, video and game controllers, and check that
Adaptec AVC-2410 PCI Device appears, as shown in the figure
below.
Note: The screen you see on your computer may be
different than the one shown in the example above.
If the AVC-2410 doesn’t appear, refer to Need Help with Your
AVC-2410? on page 45.
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Getting Help
For Windows 2000
1 On the bottom left of your desktop, click the Start button, select
Settings and click Control Panel, then double-click System.
The System Properties window opens. Click the Hardware tab.
2 Open Device Manager.
3 Click Sound, video and game controllers, and check that
Adaptec AVC-2410 PCI Device appears, as shown in the figure
below.
Note: The screen you see on your computer may be
different than the one shown in the example above.
If the AVC-2410 doesn’t appear, refer to Need Help with Your
AVC-2410? on page 45.
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Getting Help
For Windows Me and 98SE
1 On the bottom left of your desktop, click the Start button, select
Settings and click Control Panel, then double-click System.
The System Properties window opens.
2 Open Device Manager, and select View devices by type.
3 Click Sound, video and game controllers, and check that
Adaptec AVC-2410 PCI Device appears, as shown in the figure
below.
If the AVC-2410 doesn’t appear, refer to Need Help with Your
AVC-2410? on page 45.
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Getting Help
Need Help Recording Your TV Program?
■
Ensure that you have enough room on your hard drive to record
the programming you want. Use this table to estimate the
amount of disk space required:
InterVideo WinDVR Disk Space Usage
Disk space required for
Capture Setting
1 minute of TV recording
10 minutes of TV recording
Good
38 MB
380 MB
Better
46 MB
460 MB
Best
53 MB
530 MB
Note: Due to Windows’ FAT file system, the largest file you
can capture is 4 GB. If possible, use a NTSF formatted hard
disk drive.
■
To record a future program:
■
Ensure that the date and time on your computer is accurate.
■
Leave your computer powered on. If you have a digital cable
or satellite receiver, also leave your set-top box powered on.
■
Disable sleep/hibernate mode on your computer. Refer to
your computer’s documentation for instructions.
Note: Recording must be scheduled at least four minutes in
advance.
■
Your computer must be connected to the Internet and WinDVR
must be set to your geographical location before you can view
current and future programming schedules.
Once you have set a schedule for recording future programs,
your computer can be disconnected from the Internet. You do
not need a live Internet connection to record programs.
■
Refer to your EPG Web site for help using and troubleshooting
the EPG.
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Getting Help
Need Help Capturing Your Video?
■
If your analog video device, such as a VCR or camcorder, is not
powered on, after about 1 minute, you will get an error
message.
To allow MyDVD to recognize and capture the video:
a Click OK to close the error message.
b Click Done to close the Capture window.
c
Press the Power on button on your video device.
d Click Capture.
e Click Start Capturing.
■
For optimum quality when creating DVDs, use the Best setting
(in the MyDVD Capture window) when capturing video clips.
However, if you have limited disk space, Adaptec recommends
that you choose the Better or Good capture setting. Use this
table to estimate the amount of disk space required:
Sonic MyDVD Disk Space Usage
Disk space required for
Quality / Resolution
Capture
Setting
DVD (MPEG-II)
VCD (MPEG-I)
1 minute of
analog video
10 minutes of
analog video
Good
32 MB
320 MB
Better
39 MB
390 MB
Best
46 MB
460 MB
Good
10 MB
100 MB
Note: Due to Windows’ FAT file system, the largest file you
can capture is 4 GB. If possible, use a NTSF formatted hard
disk drive.
■
MyDVD may not be able to recognize video from a damaged or
degraded video tape.
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Getting Help
■
If there are gaps in your analog video tape, MyDVD stops
capturing. To continue, start capturing a new clip after the gap.
Gaps in video footage are often caused by stops, pauses, static,
or unrecorded space in the original recording. They can also be
caused by old, damaged, or deteriorated video tapes.
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Set your computer monitor’s screen resolution to 1024 x 768 or
higher for optimum viewing.
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If you are playing your video and it is not appearing on the
MyDVD Main project window, make sure MyDVD is capturing
from the correct device.
To check your device, go to the Capture Window (as shown in
Step 3 of Capturing Your Video) and under Record Settings, click
Change. Make sure Adaptec PCI Capture Device is selected.
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To avoid choppy video in a captured file, especially a long video
clip, disable any scanning background programs such as virus
software or any CPU-loaded software.
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Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Video Input
Composite (RCA)
S-Video (7-pin DIN)
Coaxial (TV)
Audio Input
Stereo Audio (Left/Right RCA)
TV Tuner Input
Standard antenna plug with stereo sound
support:
F-Conn (NTSC)
IEC (PAL)
Video Capture Format
MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
Bit Rate
VCD and variable within DVD
specifications
Video Standards
NTSC format at 29.97 fps:
Full D1: 720 x 480, MPEG1: 352 x 240
PAL format at 25 fps:
Full D1: 720 x 576, MPEG1: 352 x 288
PC Interface
PCI
Regulatory
Certifications
FCC Class B, CE Class B
(See page vii for more information.)
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