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I originally tried LBC in 2013
Just decided to give it another go but I can't make head nor tail of the help
Here's my setup failure screenshot which hopefully is self explanatory
Is it an old help document or have I just got 8 years dumber?

General Software Discussion / Re: Video Editors
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:46 PM »
I've only got 11 Hi8 and two DV tapes to worry about - not sure I need that much overkill.

It's a good use for those old IDE HDDs lying around providing you have a computer that still has an IDE port and don't put it on the same port as a ODD or the OS HDD.

I've got a much better use for them - I remove the NIB magnets and let the kids play with them. Takes up far less space than a clutch of old drives.

Old drives tend to be space challenged and a single modern removable drive usually replaces three or four of them

General Software Discussion / Re: Video Editors
« on: March 11, 2014, 07:33 AM »
Checking the software again, I can see that I can't control the rate at which the stream is either captured or written to disk. It's the edited save compression post-capture that I can define and, as I won't be using ShowBiz for any of the post processing - that's purely academic.
Once I know what my source quality is, I can control the format and compression through Power Director.
When I experimented with capture straight to a USB stick earlier, the dropout rate was awful, so I imagine the throughput to a pluggable hard drive will be just as dire. Only got USB2 on the XP but obviously, I can simply capture to the XP's HDD and then transfer to the pluggable 1TB drive. When I move it to the 8.1 machine, hopefully the OS error correction protocols should ensure a smooth transfer and I can take advantage of the USB3's superior throughput. With 1.6TB free on this box, I think I may just be able to cope.
One of the joys of transferring on the XP in the cellar is that I can set a timer and then come back up here and stay in touch with the rest of the world pro tem.

General Software Discussion / Re: Video Editors
« on: March 11, 2014, 04:04 AM »
I guess I'm now going back to the cellar to re-encode all the tapes to files at maximum possible resolution and transfer them to a pluggable Drive without the 4GiB file size limit and then bring them back to this machine and spend some happy retirement time creating something Cecil B.Demille would chunder upon ;D.
Another quick question:
The EZCAP device and/or ShowBiz permit three levels of MPEG2 "quality" if I try all three variants, how can I tell if the higher resolutions are simply extrapolated?

General Software Discussion / Re: Video Editors
« on: March 11, 2014, 03:50 AM »

As long as I'm allowed the same, spout BS that is :)

If you feel the need - be my guest ;)

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