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I have a Sony Digital 8 video camera with connected to my PC using a firewire port. I am able to succesfully create VCD's, the only problem is I have to take a extra compression step when using the ULEad software and I have not been able to find anything that will capture to Mpeg1 format on the fly from the video camera. The most annoying part is for a 60 minute video the compression cycle takes 12-13 hours. The machine I am doing this on us a dual 550mhz with 256 megs of ram, it appears that Ulead doesn't know how to utilize both processors. Does anyone know of a way I can capture directly to Mpeg1 format so I don't have to go through the extra compression step, if now how about a program that is multi-proc aware?


-- Michael (, January 03, 2001


Hi, try the ATI All in Wonder Pro Graphic Card. This card is able to record in mpeg1 and mpeg 2 directly! (if you have a pentium II higher than 450 MHz). If you edit your material in ULEAD Software first, you must use two computers to get the job done in realtime: Play the DV-File on Computer One and Record in MPEG1 or 2 on the second computer. Rainer

-- Rainer Maria Ehrhardt (, January 06, 2001.

I use Dazzle DVC to capture my video to MPEG-1 at real time full motion video, it ready to burn to a CD.

-- Cher (, January 06, 2001.

Does anyone have true comparisons of the All In Wonder cards and the Dazzle along the lines of VCD creation. I'd like to see creation in MPEG-1 from the same source and burned onto the same media. I really don't know where to look for this kind of comparison.

-- Rasiroth (, July 25, 2001.

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