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ATI All-In-Wonder 8500 DV

Discussion in 'ATI' started by maltre, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. maltre

    maltre Guest


    I own a ATI AIW 850 DV card.
    Everything works fine, but I was wondering if I was able to play/capture
    both PAL and NTSC ?
    I'm from Belgium and I'm capturing PAL video's, my VCR supports NTSC too,
    but when trying to capture a NTSC tape, I do not get a good signal.

    Does the card support both ?
    If yes, anybody has experience on how to switch it ?
    I've searched in the help, settings and google, but haven't found any
    solution/answer ...

    Greetz and thanks in advance,

    - maltre
    maltre, Sep 4, 2003
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  2. maltre

    erratic Guest

    For most PAL VCRs that support NTSC playback, you have to change the
    broadcast standard in MMC to PAL-60. That's what worked for me if I
    remeber correctly. Can't test it now, because MMC is not installed.
    If your VCR supports real NTSC, change the broadcast standard to NTSC,
    but it's almost always PAL-60.

    By the way, the files you capture that way will have an NTSC resolution
    and frame rate, for example 720x480 (NTSC DVD) at 29.97 fps.
    erratic, Sep 4, 2003
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  3. maltre

    maltre Guest


    Thanks for the fast reply and the very usefull info!
    I tried upgrading my 7.5 drivers and software to 7.7 (first 7.6, then the
    7.7 update).
    That messed it all up, so I'm back to 7.5.
    I honestly cannot find MMC (MultiMedia Center, right ?) anywhere.

    Could you tell me what I'm overlooking ?
    Do I need to switch from PAL to PAL-60 (or NTSC) in ATI software or do I
    need to configure the program I capture with (VirtualDub) ?

    Thanks in advance,
    maltre, Sep 5, 2003
  4. maltre

    erratic Guest

    I don't know if you can capture PAL-60 with VirtualDub, but I've done it
    before with MMC. In MMC you can switch between PAL, PAL-60, NTSC, etc.
    Remember that PAL-60 is 720x480 (max. resolution) at 29.97 fps. Don't
    use PAL settings for PAL-60!

    If VirtualDub doesn't support PAL-60 then you should install MMC.
    There are probably other capture apps that support PAL-60 but I haven't
    tried any.
    erratic, Sep 5, 2003
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