[AG-TECH] video capture / sound cards in one machine

Impey, Roger Roger.Impey at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Thu Apr 10 14:00:42 CDT 2003


This has been covered before.

The old WinTV PCI cards are not 3.3 volts compatible, and so will not fit
the 64 bit slots.

I don't know of any 3.3 volt TV cards. (Wish I did)

There are a couple of 32 bit quad capture cards, try doing a Google search,
for the Eagle Quattro or Falcon Quattro cards. However, I don't think they
are 3.3 compatible, and so would need an old 32 bit PCI slot.

I don't know about 64 bit capture cards.


-----Original Message-----
From: Philip J McCormick [mailto:mccormick at uk.ibm.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 2:22 PM
To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: [AG-TECH] video capture / sound cards in one machine


We've hit a problem with our node installation. When we ordered our
hardware we thought (or rather we were told) we could fit 32 bit PCI cards
in 64 bit PCI card slots.

However, now that our hardware has started to arrive and we've started to
put the equipment together we've realised that the 32 bit PCI Win TV cards
don't fit into 64 bit PCI slots.

One way to solve the problem of not having enough 32 bit PCI slots in the
Video machine is to put one of the Win TV cards into the Audio machine,
then run VIC and RAT on the audio machine.

So three questions:

1) would this solution actually work (i'm sure there are probably setbacks
to this approach)?
2) out of curiosity, do any 32 bit PCI cards fit into 64 bit PCI slots or
are they two completely different and incompatible technologies?
3) can anyone recommend 64 bit PCI Video Capture cards or sound cards? or a
32 bit PCI video capture card that can take multiple s-video inputs?


Phil McCormick
mccormick at uk.ibm.com

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