Adaptec VideOh! PCI
AVC-2010
User’s Guide
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Copyright
© 2003 Adaptec, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be
reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the
prior written consent of Adaptec, Inc., 691 South Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035.
Trademarks
Adaptec, the Adaptec logo, and VideOh! are trademarks of Adaptec, Inc., which
may be registered in some jurisdictions.
Windows 98SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me, and Windows XP are trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries, used under license.
Sonic and MyDVD are registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions in the U.S. and
other countries, used under license.
InterVideo and WinDVR are registered trademarks of InterVideo, Inc. in the U.S.
and other countries, used under license.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Changes
The material in this document is for information only and is subject to change
without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the preparation of this
document to assure its accuracy, Adaptec, Inc. assumes no liability resulting from
errors or omissions in this document, or from the use of the information contained
herein.
Adaptec reserves the right to make changes in the product design without
reservation and without notification to its users.
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REMEDIES.
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Adaptec Customer Support
If you have questions about installing or using your Adaptec product, check this
document first—you will find answers to most of your questions here. If you need
further assistance, use the support options listed below.
Technical Support Identification (TSID) Number
■
Before contacting Technical Support, you need your unique 12-digit TSID
number. The TSID number identifies your product and support status.
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The TSID number is included on two white, bar-coded labels, like the example
below.
Support Options
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Search the Adaptec Support Knowledgebase (ASK) at ask.adaptec.com for
articles, troubleshooting tips, and frequently asked questions for your product.
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For support via Email, submit your question to Adaptec's Technical Support
Specialists at ask.adaptec.com.
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To order Adaptec products, including accessories and cables, call +1 408-9577274. Or, you can order cables online at www.adaptec.com/buy-cables.
Europe
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Visit our Web site at www.adaptec-europe.com.
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German and English: Search the Adaptec Support Knowledgebase (ASK) at
ask-de.adaptec.com for articles, troubleshooting tips, and frequently asked
questions for your product.
For support via e-mail, submit your question to Adaptec's Technical Support
Specialists at ask-de.adaptec.com.
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French: Search the Adaptec Support Knowledgebase (ASK) at ask-fr.adaptec.com
for articles, troubleshooting tips, and frequently asked questions for your
product.
For support via e-mail, submit your question to Adaptec's Technical Support
Specialists at ask-fr.adaptec.com.
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To order Adaptec products, including accessories and cables, go to
www.adaptec.com/buy-cables.
Japan
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Search the Adaptec Support Knowledgebase (ASK) at ask.adaptec.co.jp
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Visit our Web site at www.adaptec.co.jp.
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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.
Warranty service is available to the purchaser by delivering the product during the warranty
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
BEEN DAMAGED AS A RESULT OF ACCIDENT, MISUSE, ABUSE, OR AS A RESULT OF
UNAUTHORIZED SERVICE OR PARTS.
6.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES WHICH NOW
OR HEREAFTER MIGHT OTHERWISE ARISE RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT. IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT SHALL (A) HAVE NO GREATER
DURATION THAN 2 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, (B) TERMINATE
AUTOMATICALLY AT THE EXPIRATION OF SUCH PERIOD AND (C) TO THE EXTENT
PERMITTED BY LAW BE EXCLUDED. IN THE EVENT THIS PRODUCT BECOMES
DEFECTIVE DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, THE PURCHASER’S EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY SHALL BE REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND AS PROVIDED ABOVE.
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION
LOSS OF DATA, ARISING FROM BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY
ARE NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ADAPTEC AND, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY
LAW, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED BOTH FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND TO THE
EXTENT NOT UNCONSCIONABLE, FOR PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGE.
7.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS, AND SOME STATES
DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO
THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
8.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
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Adaptec Software License Agreement
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE IS SUBJECT TO THE SOFTWARE
LICENSE TERMS OF ADAPTEC, INC. AND OTHER LICENSORS WHOSE SOFTWARE MAY
BE BUNDLED WITH THIS PRODUCT.
BY YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE INCLUDED WITH THIS PRODUCT YOU AGREE TO THE
LICENSE TERMS REQUIRED BY THE LICENSOR OF THAT SOFTWARE, AS SET FORTH
DURING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE LICENSE
TERMS APPLICABLE TO THE SOFTWARE, YOU MAY RETURN THE ENTIRE UNUSED
PRODUCT FOR A FULL REFUND.
In return for acquiring a license to use the Adaptec software, which may include software from
third party licensors and patches made available by Adaptec (“Software”), and the related
documentation, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
1.
License. This Agreement grants you, the Licensee, a license to:
a. Use the Software on a single computer system, which is not intended for use by more
than five (5) users; and:
b. Make one copy of the Software in machine readable form solely for back-up purposes,
provided you reproduce Adaptec's copyright proprietary legends. Notwithstanding the
foregoing, the Software may be used on the home, laptop or other secondary computer
of the principal user of the Software, and an additional copy of the Software may be
made to support such use. As used in this license, the Software is “in use” when it is
either loaded into RAM or installed on a hard disk or other permanent memory device.
The Software may be “in use” on only one computer at any given time. (Different license
terms and fees are applicable for networked or multiple user applications.) As a specific
condition of this license, you agree to use the Software in compliance with all applicable
laws, including copyright laws, and that you will not copy, transmit, perform or
distribute any audio or other content using the Software without obtaining all necessary
licenses or permissions from the owner of the content.
2.
Restrictions. You may not distribute copies of the Software to others or electronically
transfer the Software from one computer to another over a network. You may not post or
otherwise make available the Software, or any portion thereof, in any form, on the Internet.
You may not use the Software in a computer service business, including in time sharing
applications. The Software contains trade secrets and, in order to protect them, you may not
decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Software to a humanperceivable form. YOU MAY NOT MODIFY, ADAPT, TRANSLATE, RENT, LEASE, LOAN,
RESELL FOR PROFIT, DISTRIBUTE, NETWORK OR CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS
BASED UPON THE SOFTWARE OR ANY PART THEREOF.
3.
Ownership of Software. As Licensee, you own the media upon which the software is
recorded or fixed, but Adaptec and its licensors retain title and ownership of the Software
recorded on the original media and all subsequent copies of the Software, regardless of the
form or media in which or on which the original and other copies may exist. This license is
not a sale of the Software or any copy.
4.
Confidentiality. You agree to maintain the Software in confidence and that you will not
disclose the Software to any third party without the express written consent of Adaptec. You
further agree to take all reasonable precautions to preclude access of unauthorized persons
to the Software.
5.
Term. This license is effective until January 1, 2045, unless terminated earlier. You may
terminate the license at any time by destroying the Software (including the related
documentation) together with all copies or modifications in any form. Adaptec will have the
right to terminate our license immediately if you fail to comply with any term or condition
of this Agreement. Upon any termination, including termination by you, you must destroy
the Software (including the related documentation), together with all copies or
modifications in any form.
6.
Special Terms Applicable to Databases. Where a database is included with the Software, you
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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7.
Limited Warranty. Adaptec and its Licensor warrant only that the media upon which the
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
FOREGOING STATES THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES ADAPTEC AND ITS
LICENSORS WILL PROVIDE FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY. EXCEPT FOR THE
FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY, ADAPTEC AND ITS LICENSORS MAKE NO
WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED, AS TO
NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied
warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty may last, so the above
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.
The entire liability of Adaptec and its licensors, and your exclusive remedy for a breach of
this warranty, shall be:
a. The replacement of any media not meeting the above limited warranty which is
returned to Adaptec; or:
b. if Adaptec or its distributor is unable to deliver replacement media which is free from
defects in materials or workmanship, you may terminate this Agreement by returning
the Software and your money will be refunded.
9.
Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL ADAPTEC OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO
YOU FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES,
INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, OR LOSS OF DATA, EVEN IF
ADAPTEC OR A LICENSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY. Some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of special, incidental, or consequential damages, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
10. Export. You acknowledge that the laws and regulations of the United States and other
countries may restrict the export and re-export of the Software. You agree that you will not
export or re-export the Software or documentation in any form in violation of applicable
United States and foreign law.
11. Government Restricted Rights. The Software is subject to restricted rights as follows. If the
Software is acquired under the terms of a GSA contract: use, reproduction or disclosure is
subject to the restrictions set forth in the applicable ADP Schedule contract. If the Software is
acquired under the terms of a DoD or civilian agency contract, use, duplication or disclosure
by the Government is subject to the restrictions of this Agreement in accordance with 48
C.F.R. 12.212 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and its successors and 49 C.F.R.
227.7202-1 of the DoD FAR Supplement and its successors.
12. General. You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement, understand it, and that by
using the Software you agree to be bound by its terms and conditions. You further agree that
it is the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between Adaptec and you, and
supersedes any proposal or prior agreement, oral or written, and any other communication
between Adaptec and you relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. No additional or
any different terms will be enforceable against Adaptec unless Adaptec gives its express
consent, including an express waiver of the terms of this Agreement, in writing signed by an
officer of Adaptec. You assume full responsibility for the use of the Software and agree to
use the Software legally and responsibly. This Agreement shall be governed by California
law, except as to copyright matters, which are covered by Federal law. This Agreement is
deemed entered into at Milpitas, California by both parties. Should any provision of this
Agreement be declared unenforceable in any jurisdiction, then such provision shall be
deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the remainder hereof. All rights
in the Software not specifically granted in this Agreement are reserved by Adaptec.
Should you have any questions concerning this Agreement, you may contact Adaptec by
writing to:
Adaptec, Inc.
Legal Department
691 South Milpitas Boulevard
Milpitas, California 95035
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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-2010
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:
■ EN55013
■ EN55020
■ EN55022 (1998) Emissions
■ EN55024 (1998) Immunity:
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EN61000-4-2 (1998) Electrostatic discharge: ±4 kV contact, ±8 kV air
EN61000-4-3 (1998) Radiated immunity
EN61000-4-4 (1995) Electrical fast transients/burst: ±1 kV AC, ±0.5 kV I/O
EN61000-4-5 (1995) Surges ±1 kV differential mode, ±2 kV common mode
EN61000-4-6 (1996) Conducted immunity: 3 V
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
What’s in the Kit
2
System Requirements
3
This is Your AVC-2010
3
Installing Your AVC-2010
4
Installing the Drivers
6
Installing the Software
17
Connecting Your Video Device
17
Creating A Video Project with MyDVD
18
Finding More Information
23
Registering Your AVC-2010
23
Need Help with Your AVC-2010?
23
Need Help Installing Your Device Drivers?
24
Need Help Capturing Your Video?
27
Technical Specifications
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1
Introduction
Introduction
Congratulations on the purchase of your Adaptec VideOh!® PCI
Video Converter kit. With this kit, you can convert analog video
from your camcorder or VCR into digital format to create you own
Hollywood-style video CDs (VCDs) or DVDs.
AUDIO-
L
AUDIOR
S-VIDE
O IN
VIDEO
IN
VideOh! PCI lets you be creative. You can add backgrounds and
menus to your videos for easy navigation. With VideOh! PCI you
can also perform even more sophisticated editing, like adding
music, transitions, and titles.
VideOh! PCI 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.
What’s in the Kit
Your Adaptec VideOh! PCI kit includes:
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AVC-2010 PCI card
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Standard 6-foot Audio/Visual cable
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VideOh! CD, including drivers, software, and User’s Guide
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Getting Started guide
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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System Requirements
System Requirements
To use your VideOh! PCI 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 Table on
page 27 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)
This is Your AVC-2010
S-Video Input port
S-VID
EO
Composite Video Input port
VID
EO
Audio-L Input port
IN
IN
AUD
IO-L
Audio-R Input port
AUD
IO-R
PCI connector
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Installing Your AVC-2010
Installing Your AVC-2010
To install your AVC-2010 card:
1 Discharge any static electricity build-up before handling the
AVC-2010 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-2010 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-2010 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-2010
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-2010 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 6 to continue.
5
Installing the Drivers
Installing the Drivers
Before you can begin capturing analog video, you must install the
VideOh! PCI 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 the next section on this page.
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For Windows 2000, see page 8.
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For Windows Me, see page 12.
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For Windows 98SE, see page 13.
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-2010 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 24.
See Installing the Software on page 17 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-2010 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 24.
See Installing the Software on page 17 to continue.
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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 24.
See Installing the Software on page 17 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 24.
See Installing the Software on page 17 to continue.
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Installing the Software
Installing the Software
Once the drivers are installed, you are ready to install Sonic®
MyDVD™ and the ArcSoft® Showbiz™ companion software.
Note: If MyDVD is already installed on your system, uninstall
it before installing the newer version.
To complete the software installation:
1 Eject and reinsert the VideOh! CD.
2 On the main VideOh! Installation screen, click Install Software,
then click MyDVD.
3 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.
4 When the installation is complete, restart your computer.
Connecting Your Video Device
Connect your video device to your AVC-2010 using the included
A/V cable or the proprietary cable that came with your device.
S-Video users can use their S-Video cable and the A/V cables
included in the VideOh! kit.
See the Figure on page 3 if you need help locating the ports on your
AVC-2010.
Now you’re ready to CREATE. See page 18 to create a video
project.
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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.
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-2010 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.
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
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Creating A Video Project with MyDVD
2 Move the mouse pointer over either DVD-Video or Video CD,
then click Create or Modify a ... Project. The Main project
window appears.
3 Click Capture. The Capture window appears.
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. The video
image appears in the Capture window, as shown in Step 3.
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Creating A Video Project with MyDVD
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 27.
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.)
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 23.
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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.
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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.
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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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Finding More Information
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:
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In the MyDVD Welcome window, click the Help button or
Tutorial button.
In the Main project window, click the Help menu and select
MyDVD Help or Tutorial.
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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.
Registering Your AVC-2010
To ensure your eligibility for support and upgrades, and to qualify
for future promotions, please register your AVC-2010 on the
Adaptec website at register.adaptec.com.
Need Help with Your AVC-2010?
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Ensure that your analog video device is connected and powered
on.
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Double-check all cable connections.
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Ensure that the AVC-2010 is properly connected and that the
drivers are correctly installed. See Need Help Installing Your
Device Drivers? on page 24 for more information.
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Need Help Installing Your Device Drivers?
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-2010 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-2010 doesn’t appear, refer to Need Help with Your
AVC-2010? on page 23.
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Need Help Installing Your Device Drivers?
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-2010 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-2010 doesn’t appear, refer to Need Help with Your
AVC-2010? on page 23.
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Need Help Installing Your Device Drivers?
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-2010 PCI Device appears, as shown in the figure
below.
If the AVC-2010 doesn’t appear, refer to Need Help with Your
AVC-2010? on page 23.
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Need Help Capturing Your Video?
Need Help Capturing Your Video?
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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.
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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 NTFS formatted hard
disk drive.
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MyDVD may not be able to recognize video from a damaged or
degraded video tape.
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Technical Specifications
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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 Capture window, make sure MyDVD is capturing
from the correct device.
To check your device, go to the Capture window (shown in
Step 3 on page 19)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.
Technical Specifications
Video Input
Composite (RCA)
S-Video (4-pin DIN)
Audio Input
Stereo Audio (Left/Right RCA)
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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