[AG-TECH] RE: Quad S-Video Capture Cards

Impey, Roger Roger.Impey at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Fri Feb 21 12:23:35 CST 2003


The new cards do not need to be 64bit and/or 66Mhx, but as pointed out Ti
Leggett, they must be 3.3 volt compatible to fit the newer motherboards. I
am a little surprised about this all. Video and Ethernets cards have been
compatible for a while. (I have a 2 year old Matrox video card that is just
fine) So, why not the video capture cards, is it a problem with the chipset


-----Original Message-----
From: Darin Oman [mailto:darin at ucar.edu]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 11:05 AM
Cc: 'ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov'
Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] RE: Quad S-Video Capture Cards

Roger is right. Our new video capture machine has only 3 available 32 
bit/33 Mhz slots, so we would like to utilize the available 64 bit/66 
Mhz slots for additional cameras. When we purchased the machine, any 
information I could find online and Dell tech support told my that I 
could use 32 bit cards in the 64 bit slots. I have since discovered that 
this is theoretically possible, if only the cards would physically fit 
in the slots. I've been on the lookout for an affordable 64 bit card 
ever since. So, if anybody has any information on a solution, I, too 
would appreciate it.

By the way, Roger - I'm almost glad you ran into this problem. I thought 
maybe I was just being an idiot or suffered some serious brain damage 
and wasn't putting the cards in right.


Impey, Roger wrote:

>So, I guess the answer to my question is "No".
>I have just ordered new machines that only have 64 bit/66 Mhz PCI slots. My
>current video capture cards will not fit. So, what to do?
>This is a problem we will all face sooner to later.
>      Roger
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Impey, Roger 
>Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 9:06 AM
>To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
>Subject: Quad S-Video Capture Cards
>Does anyone have any experience with a good quad input S-Video 66 Mhz
>compatible PCI capture card? For example, I don't believe the Spectra8
>capture card is 66 Mhz PCI slot compatible, or indeed, has S-video inputs.
>Failing this, how about a dual input card?
>    Roger

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