Turtle Beach Video Advantage PCIrobgs - September 13, 2007
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To test the Video Advantage, I will capture some of my old video tapes to disk. I will test the hardware and software for functionality and for ease of use.
- Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo Processor
- Asus P5N32-E SLI motherboard
- 2GB OCZ PC2-6400 EL Platinum RAM
- eVGA 8800GTX video card
- 3 Seagate 320GB SATA II drives, RAID 5
- LG GSA-H22L-BLK 18x DVD ROM
- Windows XP Professional SP2
To begin with, I will transfer some video from an older Hi8 video camera that uses the composite cable outputs. So the first thing to do, is to connect the sound and video output of my video camera to the composite sound and video input of the Video Advantage PCI. Other than setting the directory to save my video, I have used the default settings for all the selections to get a good baseline for how the software works. I will tweak the settings as necessary. I would suggest you leave the video settings near the highest settings to get the best possible quality. Be forewarned however, that the best quality will also take up the most room on your hard drive and the steepest hardware requirements.
After starting the AD FullCap software, cue the video up to the point that you want to start transferring. Then, while the video is playing, press the record button in the AD FullCap software, and the video starts recording.
As the video is being transferred to the hard drive, there is a task monitor at the bottom of the window that shows some very useful information. Here we can see information like the amount of memory being used and the elapsed time.
Once the video has been captured, it’s now time to edit the video before burning it to a DVD ROM. The video editing software that is included with Video Advantage PCI is PowerDirector by Cyberlink. In PowerDirector, select “Import” and “Media Files”. Navigate to where you saved the video and select the file.