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    Video Jumping

    I'm trying to capture some video from a camcorder but it isn't working. The tape plays fine on the camera screen but when captured to the computer it jumps (kind of like it's missing every other frame).

    I have tried two camcorders, various different software and nothing helps. I have the most up to date drivers on my machines and I believe the tape is fine as it plays OK in either camcorder.

    Anyone got any help with this?

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    Sounds like a buffer overun?

    How are you connecting the camera - firewire?

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    Firewire

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    Just as an update - I have tried defragging HDD to see if this was cause - It isn't

    Even if I don't start recording and just preview the view on the PC via the firewire cable it still does the same.

    Any help?

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    Is it quite a modern / fast pc with plenty of ram ?

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    Yes - It used to handle it no problem. I rebuilt it (CC3) not long back and now it doesnt work properly

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    How about manually updating the display drivers and verify hardware acceleration is on.

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    I've got the most up to date drivers for everything - used RadarSync to make sure fo this.

    Hardware acceleration is set to full

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    What make is the camera? could be theres drivers for that, whereas windows would assume it could use the standard firewire connection ones

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    It's a Panasonic but have also tried a Canon with the exact same outcome

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    hmm, is there an accleration/optimization app for the video card?

    The drivers may be up to date but sometimes there's an app which needs installing to get the best out of it. check the manufacturers website

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    I think trying to get some drivers for the camera may be a good idea. As Domino said windows is properly assuming it can handle it fine

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    There doesn't appear to be any driver downloads available for neither make/model of camcorder.

    The last time I successfully used these camera's I didn't have any special drivers installed then



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