[AG-TECH] Multi-channel video capture

Ron Crummett roncrummett at mail.caynetco.com
Tue Apr 6 12:56:29 CDT 2004

I have monitored this discussion, regarding video capture cards, with great interest.  After reading what has been posted, however, I am a little curious about something and want to ask.

There has been a lot of discussion regarding the Winnov Videum 4400 video capture card with its four inputs, and it sounds to me like it is the typically used multiple-input video capture card.  So, if I may ask, why this card as opposed to the iTuner Spectra8?  From what I have been able to find out, the Spectra8 also has 4 inputs (expandable to 8 with a frame-rate tradeoff) and costs considerably less than the Videum 4400.  Sure, the Videum 4400 (if I remember correctly) has the sound inputs as well, but that didn't seem necessary to me.  Is there something I am missing here?  From reading product specs, both cards capture four video streams at speeds up to 30 fps but the lower price of the Spectra8 appeals to me.  Because of that, I don't understand the interest in the Videum 4400 card.  Please let me know what I am missing and thanks in advance.

-Ron Crummett

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---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Osland, CD (Chris) " <C.D.Osland at rl.ac.uk>
Date:  Sat, 3 Apr 2004 13:02:40 +0100 

>Matt Thorpe here at RAL seems to have found a solution to the problem
>of configuring the Winnov Videum 4400 under Windows XP / AG 2.1.2
>which does not require any inSors plugin.  It is a moderately simple
>edit to the registry in the VIC area, not the WINNOV area (as far as
>I remember (I was frantically making up audio cables while he was
>telling me!)).
>I'm sending this note as a reminder to him ;) to share it with ag-tech,
>as I'm now off in South Africa for three weeks :)).
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