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  • Xfer to Laptop w/ 4200 rpm HD

    Posted by Tyson Onaga on April 13, 2005 at 3:31 pm

    Thinking about getting a new Toshiba Sat P35. It has a 100G 4200 rpm HD. If I connect my Sony camcorder and capture with Vegas, is the HD sufficiently fast enough to record the avi file? I am currently using an external FW 200G 7200 rpm disk with a Sony laptop. Thanks.

    Janet Turner replied 19 years, 2 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Donatello

    April 13, 2005 at 3:49 pm

    i have not had any dropped frames recording to a laptop C drive 4200rpm using Vegas or DV rack

  • Janet Turner

    April 13, 2005 at 4:05 pm

    Donatello (and anyone else willing to help) –

    You mentioned using DV Rack to capture to your hard drive. I also use DV Rack to capture to a laptop. I am currently using a 5400 rpm external drive hooked up to the laptop as my capture source. The drive is attached using the usb 2.0 port and the camera is attached to the firewire port. My question – it seems I have a lot of static noise when I review the DV Rack captured video. When I review the same video in the camera, it is not nearly as noisy. Have you ever had this problem? I should mention my firewire cable is not the greatest but I have never had dropped frames. Is the quality of the firewire cable that important or is there something else I am missing when I capture video using DV Rack?

    I look forward to your responses.

    Grasshopper

  • John Hartney

    April 13, 2005 at 6:46 pm

    Haven’t had any problems capturing in dv-rack to an external 5400 usb2 drive. There’s no visible differance in data from the tape or disk.

    What do you mean by “static noise” in the video?

    John Hartney
    werks.tv
    Elgin, Illinois – Chicago area
    847.608.1357

  • Janet Turner

    April 13, 2005 at 11:29 pm

    John –

    Thank you for responding. An example of the noise I am hearing:

    I was outside and had my camera pointed towards a wind chime. When I listen to the playback through DV Rack on the computer, I hear a mixture of static and wind noise but hardly any wind chime sound. When I play back the video from the camera directly, I hear the wind chime and much less wind/static noise. If you have any thoughts on things I should be checking in my setup, let me know. I just now starting thinking that I should experiment a little further with some indoor shots and then compare the results :-).

    Have a great day.

    Grasshopper

  • John Hartney

    April 14, 2005 at 1:36 am

    Capture the tape data into your nle, and grab the files from your hd into your nle and listen to them. All things being equal, they should sound exactly the same.

    Or, there may be an audio setting in dv-rack skewed if they aren’t.

    John Hartney
    werks.tv
    Elgin, Illinois – Chicago area
    847.608.1357

  • Janet Turner

    April 15, 2005 at 4:18 pm

    John –

    Thank you for for the tip. I plan to do that as well as shoot another test in the house where things are a lot quieter. Maybe I was picking up more wind noise than I thought I was.

    Again, thank you for responding. Have a great day.

    Grasshopper

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