[AG-TECH] Video Capture Card Compatibility?

Proshanta Saha proshanta at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 23:56:27 CDT 2005

Hi John,

I'd definitely suggest you relieve your self from pain and anguish and go 
for what is known to work. I have spent months debugging video cards, 
capture cards, audio equipment that were of excellent quality but were not 
officially or fully supported by the AG toolkit. So I learned my lessons the 
hard way and stuck to the tried and true cards.

For capture cards stick to either the Hauppauge (BT or CX chipsets since 
they are readily supported by V4L, don't get a PVR model since its an mpeg2 
encoder and will not work using VIC) or Winnov series (use only the old 
For video cards stick to Matrox Cards, not the best in quality but fully 
supported under most OSes that the AG community uses.
For PIGs stick to Quickcam as the drivers are available for nearly all 

I hope this helps, I've sacrifised alot of truely state of the art 
technology in favor of quite out dated equipment, and sometimes even hard to 
purchase as they have been discontinued and etc, since at the end of the day 
getting all the pieces to work together is much easier with the help of 
other's experiences. 


On 9/6/05, Casagrande, John <casagrande_j at ccnt.hsc.usc.edu> wrote:
> I am attempting to build a Windows XP based AG node and have purchased
> the latest ATI All in Wonder X600P graphics card and am having issues
> with VIC not seeing the Sony EVI-D100 attached to it. I am using the 2.4
> version of AGTK, is there a more recent hardware compatibility list
> available? This video card uses the ATI Rage Theater Chipset. Can anyone
> offer a suggestion?
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