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If I have 2 different hard drives (C and D) how can I do all of my video capturing/editing on my second drive (D)? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks In Advance

-- Cale Ferguson (, March 14, 2000


The capture software will ask for a file name and you can then allocate it to either drive - D:\cap001.avi for example. The more modern programs allow you to just name a file and the software will add on the number bits automatically for each conseq capture, VideoStudio, Media Studio 6 are a couple of examples.

-- Ross McL (, March 14, 2000.

Hi Cale

My two cents.

For video captures, it would be better to capture using your main drive. This can prevent drop frames.

I am assuming that you probably installed a second drive which has a larger capacity. In such a case, it will be better to swop both drives and use the newer and larger capacity drive as your main. The second drive can still be used for storing rendered edits and mpegs before burning.


-- NT (, March 14, 2000.

You should also ensure that the designated "Temp" Directory that is utilized during the capture is on the same drive as the file you are capturing. The Capture Software should let you designate where the Temp Directory is located. That also helps to prevent loosing frames.

-- TR7110 (, March 14, 2000.

I don't agree totally with one of the previous answers...I have my larger capacity 9Gb 7200rpm UDMA IDE hard drive set up as a 'slave' and use it to capture the video. I've never had a major problem with dropped frames. I think there's too many system variables involved to make a 'blanket' statement about capturing to your C: to prevent dropped frames. Just my 2 cents.

-- Robert(Slide)Snider (, March 16, 2000.

To Robert

When we dispense any advice without knowing the poster's complete hardware and software setup, we go with the norm rather than the exceptional rule.


-- NT (, March 16, 2000.


(Software RAID) (Stripe set)

-- NT (, April 29, 2000.


(Software RAID) (Stripe set)

-- NT (, April 29, 2000.

I capture to my slave drive(D:) and have never had any dropped frames or any other such problems

-- Al McCraw (, May 01, 2000.

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