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Do cards exist that have TV Out AND Tv-In with video capture on the same card?
If so, is this the best way to go if I want both functions?
And finally, what are the best deals on getting TV out and IN capability? Thanks everyone...
06-26-2000, 04:32 PM
Matrox Marvel G400 (or 450 when it comes out) or the ATI All in Wonder Pro.
Those companies also offer separate capture cards too. BTW, there are also professional capture cards that use the firewire connection from your DV camera. But they are very pricey. Do a search on Digital Video Editing and you will surely find what you need there.
Problem is, I want to keep my Existing Diamond Viper TNT2 Graphics Card...are those standalones seperate from my card? I know the VooDoo obviously isnt, and the AIW is too...
06-26-2000, 07:17 PM
Unfortunately I do not know of any cards that have a TV/OUT feature on top of TV/CAPTURE. I suppose it's because a video card is already and output device, so most companies don't think to put output again on a capture card. Anyways, most TV tuner cards have a capture feature, but not TV OUT. You could buy a TV Tuner card and then a separate VGA-to-RCA adapter.
However, if you are willing to part ways with your TNT2 you can opt for an all-in-one card. I really like the Matrox Dual Head feature http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
06-26-2000, 07:36 PM
You might want to try a breakout box like the pinnacle systems (pinnaclesys.com) MPEG capture solutions which include the MP10, or internal MJPEG DC10 (completely different from MPEG) PCI card which also does input/output.
Another one you can try (and I have used with very good success) is the USB Dazzle DVC (Digital Video Creator), which is MPEG or DVC II, which is a MPEG II PCI w/ breakout box. Both have input and output too
If you want to do long video clips, a MPEG solution is my best suggestion...
06-26-2000, 10:06 PM
AJ - regarding keeping your existing card: You can always but an ATI All-In-Wonder, for example, and slap it in your machine and just not attach a monitor, but in some ways that's silly. Sure, you'll gain all the features of the card, but you're also paying for an actual video card that you're not going to use (unless you shell out money for another monitor and get a cool dual-monitor setup). Like psycho said, a breakout box might be the best option, because then you're paying for what you want, but I'd stay away from USB solutions - the 12mb pipeline isn't nearly fast enough for high quality video.
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