Question about Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 DVD Creator (F5U228) Video Capture
Hi, Please could help me fix the below problem I am having. I have a Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 DVD Creator (F5U228) with a Sony TRV65E Hi-8 Camcorder. I have it setup to capture some old footage of my daughter that I would like to put onto DVD. The problem I have is that it will only seem to capture in black & white. I have made sure the footage is okay by testing it on my tv, it appears in full glorious colour. I have also made sure all settings are set to pal and have also tried using s-video cable instead of composite. When its capturing there is a frequent flicker of colour trying to come through but its just a few lines. I have located and installed the latest driver for the device and also the latest video driver for my laptop (PB Easynote H5, 64MB nVidia go5100) without any joy. I have tried various software packages, windows movie maker, ulead studio 6, pinnacle studio 8 and still no change. I just don't know what else I can try, please please please save the rest of my hair and suggest something I can try. Any help is Greatly appreciated. Adam.
Here is the solution from another group. I hope this helps. Let me know (It sounds like Belkin & M$ have some bugs to deal with) JC QUOTED TEXT There is a God!!!!!!!!!!!! I have just spent HOURS with a USB 2.0 DVD Creator trying to get it to work - the Ulead software that came with it was a piece of crap that I eventually after several tries got to install & then crashed every time I tried to open it - just like many of the posts I have found - could not solve the problem so gave up. I have spent considerable time combing forums trying to find the solution (I hate to be beaten!) - was close to giving up when I found this post - did not solve the problem but set me on the right track, & with a bit (lot) of luck - i am home!!! Here's what I did - the problem IS Windows Movie Maker defaulting back to NSTC. In WMM Set the format to PAL in "Options" - from memory this is in the Tools menu - sorry, I am in the middle of capturing video, so cannot access the menus to check. The only thing you then have to do was advised courtesy of an email reply from Belkin: "In windows movie maker, click on capture from video device and then choose the device and then there should be a configure button. You will need to change the video standard to PAL and then it should capture in colour" Sounds simple enought, but - PROBLEM - you try to do this but you cannot apply the change & it does not take - so you still have capture but no colour. Here is where luck stepped in - I decided I had spent too long trying to make this work so started surfing for alternate capture software. I came across several possibilites & downloaded them. Just picked randomly on one & installed it - beginner's luck!! - about time i got a break! When the software finished installing the program prompted me to install something else that it needed to run, which I did - don't ask me what it was - i was so blown away when i got WMM working that it has completely escaped me! Anyway, I installed the software (& the other required file), opened the software (which was a trial version) & attempted to capture - same problem - sound but no colour - then I recalled about changing to PAL, so went into the setup, changed the video to PAL - & bingo, all OK. I then (for some reason - madness maybe) went back into WMM, configured for PAL as advised, & double bingo - it works!!! - as soon as I clicked on PAL I could see colour video in the preview screen. Actually, I think what made me go back into WMM was that SuperVideoCapture looks & feels VERY similar to WMM . I have since uninstalled the trial software program, & am capturing in WMM with no problems - & in colour. The last piece of the puzzle (after the pain I have gone thru I couldn't bring you this far & not give you the final piece of the puzzle) - the software was SuperVideoCapture & the trial version can be downloaded at download.com - hope this gets around & ends the many headaches that people are having with getting the belkin hardware to work
Posted on Aug 29, 2006
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