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  • Fri, Apr 16 2010 11:04 AM

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    Cant capture video using Canopus ADVC 110

    Hi Avid gurus,

     

    I've just installed Media Composer 4.0.5 on my new i7 machine. OS is Windows 7 64. Video card is Quadro FX 1800. 

     

    I occasionally need to capture video from VHS and Hi 8 tapes, so I got a Canopus ADVC 110. It works in every app (Premiere CS4, DV capture, After effects), passes/converts analog and digital to an external monitor. Dip switches are set to what they should.

    Only thing NOT working is capturing or previewing in Media Composer. I've tried many combinations of deck configuration including All types of generic, as well as Canopus ADVC 100, nothing works. I keep getting "No input signal" message. I am able to capture (and control) from my mini DV camera using the same FW connection. BTW Chipset is TI.

    Anyone have any experience with this BOB, please help. I've been getting along with capturing to Windows live Photo gallery and importing the video to MC, but is this really the only way? Is AVID doing this deliberatly to 'force' me into buying a MOJO? (I will never...)

    Thanks in advance

     

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  • Fri, Apr 16 2010 11:16 AM In reply to

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    Re: Cant capture video using Canopus ADVC 110

    cut0FF:

     Media Composer 4.0.5 on my new i7 machine. OS is Windows 7 64. Video card is Quadro FX 1800. 

     

    Sorry, uncorrect OS, you will not be able to use the Canopus unit, about specs foo a system that works 100 % , you might have a look at my profile

    Mac: 17" Macbook Pro i7 2,66 ghz with 8Gb Ram, 500gb 7200rpm drive___ PC_NEW W8,1 Pro Mbo Asus Rampage IV Black CPU Ivy Bridge-E 4960X ( = 12 x 4... [view my complete system specs]

    Tomas

  • Fri, Apr 16 2010 3:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Cant capture video using Canopus ADVC 110

    Thanks for the reply, mjolnarn. I get what you are saying about vista. 

    Do you own a Canapus ADVC 110 or similar?

     

  • Fri, Apr 16 2010 4:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Cant capture video using Canopus ADVC 110

    An advc 300 as in profile below, also copied here

    MC 4,05 Soft V 64 Ultimate Mbo gigabyte 965-DQ6,cpu quad core QX 6700, mem Corsair Dominator 8500 8 GB, PNY Quadro 1800, Soundblaster X-Fi Elite Pro, Plextor BD 920, 2 X Samsung Syncmaster 214T 4 bootsysdisks removable/changeable IDE 250 Gb 2 * 200 GB RAID 1 for projects and photos 2 X 500 gb (1 TB) RAID 0 for render 2 * 750 Gb (1,5 TB) RAID 0 and 2 * 2 Tb ( 4 TB splitted in two partitions ) RAID 0 for media. Canopus ADVC 300 for capturing analogue media and previewing on a third screen
    Mac: 17" Macbook Pro i7 2,66 ghz with 8Gb Ram, 500gb 7200rpm drive___ PC_NEW W8,1 Pro Mbo Asus Rampage IV Black CPU Ivy Bridge-E 4960X ( = 12 x 4... [view my complete system specs]

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  • Fri, Apr 16 2010 5:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: Cant capture video using Canopus ADVC 110

    Sorry, missed the link to your complete specs, so I only saw half of it.

    So your saying its a Vista vs Win7 issue...

    I'll give it a shot on one of my Vista 64 machines. Though they are all running 3.5 or 3.0

    Thanks

     

  • Fri, Apr 16 2010 5:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: Cant capture video using Canopus ADVC 110

    The unit have served me well for some years so it should work well for you to on Vista or Xp systems.

    On a related note, I have just decided to start testing the Matrox mini asap to see if it is possible to use that one instead for capturing and also to compare the quality between the both units.

    Also if the Matrox mini is able to use the RGB out of my Panny AG 4700 S-Vhs broadcast deck and if, in that case, there are any differences between the S-Vhs and the RGB in.

    Third thing is to examine what app and codec to use for capturing and examine the quality of those in comparance to the AVID 1:1 that I am using today from the Canopus ADVC 300 unit. 

    The Matrox mini is, of course, W7 certified

    Mac: 17" Macbook Pro i7 2,66 ghz with 8Gb Ram, 500gb 7200rpm drive___ PC_NEW W8,1 Pro Mbo Asus Rampage IV Black CPU Ivy Bridge-E 4960X ( = 12 x 4... [view my complete system specs]

    Tomas

  • Fri, Apr 16 2010 6:18 PM In reply to

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    Re: Cant capture video using Canopus ADVC 110

    Matrox mini caught my eye as well. Will it work with 3.5-4.0.5 or is it only for MC 5?

    sometime the side note is more interesting than the maid dish...;)

     

  • Fri, Apr 16 2010 6:31 PM In reply to

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    Re: Cant capture video using Canopus ADVC 110

    I will be on untouched land here, as most often.

    The unit is only said to work for Hd previewing together with Media Composer 5 and nothing else, all the other stuff is for myself to test and try.

    What is sure is that there is said to be no support for earlier versions than MC 5

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    Tomas

  • Fri, Apr 16 2010 6:54 PM In reply to

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    Re: Cant capture video using Canopus ADVC 110

    Also, you are correct about the sidenotes of course, my initial thoughts about the Matrox mini, as I already today use AE as the first step in my Vhs cleaning process, is to capture with Premiere or with the capture app brought together with the mini, and use the highest possible quality codec that Ae can handle and after that render to an Avid 1:1 codec, fast import into Media Composer and search for field errors.

    Mac: 17" Macbook Pro i7 2,66 ghz with 8Gb Ram, 500gb 7200rpm drive___ PC_NEW W8,1 Pro Mbo Asus Rampage IV Black CPU Ivy Bridge-E 4960X ( = 12 x 4... [view my complete system specs]

    Tomas

  • Tue, May 25 2010 12:23 AM In reply to

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    Re: Cant capture video using Canopus ADVC 110

    I was interested in using the Canopus ADVC 110 or 300 with Media Composer 4 initially on my Windows 7 64bit computer, but more interested in using it with Media Composer 5.  I contacted Grass Valley and asked them about support for Media Composer, and support for Windows 7.  I even sent them the following excerpt from Avid at NAB regarding more inexpensive I/O solutions for MC:

    "With regard to integrating more 3rd party hardware, Greenfield noted that Avid supports the Matrox Mini, but that this is only the first of many 3rd party vendors Avid will support. “Our goal is clearly to be more open,” he said. “We’re providing the SDK (software development kit) to 3rd party vendors so they can create drivers for Avid. Whether it’s AJA or Blackmagic…Everyone has their own favorite. We recognize the need for low-cost i/o.  We will provide the SDKs to these folks as we have with all the camera manufacturers.”

    This is what Grass valley said:

    "We will not be making any changes. The truth of the matter is that our ADVC 300 is fully OHCI compliant and sends an industry standard DV25 signal. It is detected as a generic digital video camera.  If their software cannot work with a simple SD Video camcorder then it will not work with our device as well."

    Jill

     

     

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  • Tue, May 25 2010 5:30 AM In reply to

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    Re: Cant capture video using Canopus ADVC 110

    Jill:

    I was interested in using the Canopus ADVC 110 or 300 with Media Composer 4 initially on my Windows 7 64bit computer

     

    As said in a numerous posts, MC 4 is not supported to run with Windows 7

     

    Jill:

    , but more interested in using it with Media Composer 5.  

     

    Well, so it is just to wait and see how it will work, only a couple of weeks left until the release

     

    Mac: 17" Macbook Pro i7 2,66 ghz with 8Gb Ram, 500gb 7200rpm drive___ PC_NEW W8,1 Pro Mbo Asus Rampage IV Black CPU Ivy Bridge-E 4960X ( = 12 x 4... [view my complete system specs]

    Tomas

  • Tue, May 25 2010 2:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Cant capture video using Canopus ADVC 110

    I am fully aware that Media Composer 4 is not certified for Windows 7.  I bought Media Composer 4 a few weeks ago, installed it on Windows 7, but my intention is to run Media Composer 5 once it comes out in a few weeks, which is why I upgraded to Windows 7 in the first place.

    Media Composer 7, Dell Studio XPS 435MT (i7-920), Windows 7 Professional 64bit, 15GB Ram, Nvidia Quadro FX 3800, QT 7.6.8, Canon HV30, Sony NEX-6. [view my complete system specs]
  • Tue, May 25 2010 2:56 PM In reply to

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    Re: Cant capture video using Canopus ADVC 110

    Jill, about the Canopus unit, if functions are more important for you than the wrapper around your editing apps, Vista 64 and 8 or more gigs of ram runs like a screamer and everything works.

    Mac: 17" Macbook Pro i7 2,66 ghz with 8Gb Ram, 500gb 7200rpm drive___ PC_NEW W8,1 Pro Mbo Asus Rampage IV Black CPU Ivy Bridge-E 4960X ( = 12 x 4... [view my complete system specs]

    Tomas

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