I have connected an EasyCAP USB video capture device to my analogue camcorder to display its video output on my PC. Using Uplead video capture software, I get a video picture comprising moving-colour patterns (sound OK). I have followed out the Solution #3 of FixYa and it has not solved the problem. I need your help.
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In my experience with the Easycap software the quality of sound & vision is very poor. My recommendation is as follows:
1) Use windows movie maker instead to capture video.Use the 2M byte/sec capture rate. Make sure the box for "make video clips" is NOT selected - you probably don't want your vid chopped into little bits.
2) In my experience USB audio is rubbish on these devices, so instead connect your PC or laptop audio LINE IN to your sound source. Don't forget to set sound source in RECORDING section of Control Panel Sound devices to Line In instead of your Easycap (which the Easycap drivers would have preset it to by default).
Mini DV cameras are designed to use a firewire connection and not USB to capture from the tape.
There are some USB devices that can convert and capture using analogue outputs from the camera.
These devices usually transcode the DV codec to a compressed format that is designed for playback rather than frame by frame editing.
If you choose to use a USB capture device, read the fine print carefully to determine if it's suitable for your specific requirements.
The simplest solution is to use a FireWire cable connected between camera DV output and FireWire PC Input. If your PC or laptop do not has a FireWire Input, you can use an USB capture device like EasyCap connected to your PC by USB interface and to your Camcorder by RCA connector or S-Video connector.
Goto youtube.com. and search:How to get EasyCap Drivers or http://www.megaupload.com/?d=W64LW1DJ and type in the 3 LETTERS.Wait for the free download on the right side.After I installed the Syntek STK 1160 drivers I still could not capture.THIS STEPS SOLVED IT:
1.OPEN THE ULEAD VIDEO STUDEO PROGRAM 2.CONNECT THE EASYCAP USB DEVICE 3.ON TOP CLICK CAPTURE 4.IN THE MIDDLE CLICK CAPTURE VIDEO.5.UNDER THE WORDS:CAPTURE FOLDER, CLICK ON OPTIONS (THE LITTLE ROUND GEAR OBJECT) 6.CLICK VIDEO AND AUDIO CAPTURE PROPERTY SETTINGS 7. CLICK SOURCE 8. MAKE SHURE TV SYSTEM IS THE ONE IN YOUR COUNTRY 9.CLICK OK.10.A BLUE SCREEN APPEARED AND WHEN I PUSHED THE PLAY BUTTON ON THE DV CAMCORDER I COULD CAPTURE THE VIDEOIMAGE ON THE LEFT SIDE.
WHEN I INSTALLED THE ULEAD PROGRAM I DID SELECT THE TV SYSTEM IN MY COUNTRY(PAL) BUT WHEN I DID STEP. 7, I SAW IT WAS (NTSC).JUST FOLLOW THE STEPS.GOOD LUCK.I SOLVED MY PROBLEM IN 6 HOURS :p
As your camera only has analogue outputs, you will need to buy a video capture card for your PC, such as those made by Leadtek. As mentioned by Tela above, there are also external USB-connected devices that do the same job.
Make sure your PC exceeds the minimum spec or you may lose information during capture. I would recommend at least 1GHz processor.
I had the same problem. No picture and no sound.
Here is what I did to solve it.
1. I Un-installed the software and restarted the computer. 2. Placed the installation CD (that came with the product) back in the CD drive. 3. Click on "Install Driver" (this only installs the USB 2 drivers so that the computer can see the device)
Make sure you do not attach the Easycap Device before you have installed the USB Driver (as above).
4. Once USB Driver has been installed then plug in the Easycap USB Device, windows should then detect the new device, to make sure:- 5. Right Click "My Computer" "Properties" "Hardware" "Device Manager" check "Imaging Device" (which is where my STK1150 Driver was installed) and make sure it has no yellow exclamation mark next to it.
6. Go back to CD and "install the Uplead Software", you then have to Restart the computer.
Once all installed you can then connect your external device VHS Player/Camcorder etc to the Easycap device, using the Red/Yellow/White leads.
I like many before me, tried and I tried to get the image to play on the software "Capture" screen but all to no avail, I was pulling my hair out, I wasted two days on it, I finally decided that this product was a total load of rubbish and I had wasted my money and it had to go.
Then a major break through, some smarty pants made the comment about INPUTS & OUTPUTS, my prayers along with many others could have been answered ??....
I had actually plugged the Red/Yellow/White leads into the INPUT terminals of the external VHS Player, when they should be plugged into the OUTPUT terminals of the external VHS Player/Camcorder.
On a Camcorder the RED/Yellow/White terminals are usually Output terminals but on a VHS Player they are usually always Input only !!....
I tried running my Camcorder through the software and Hey Presto that worked a treat.
So in order to get my VHS to play through the software I ended up having to buy a Scart OUT (very important "OUT") Red/Yellow/White adapter (see link for product image)