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Gswiss 12-03-2008 10:08 AM

Sound problem using PINNACLE Studio MovieBoard Ultimate S12 PCI
I got no reply at all from the Pinnaclesys forum so I'm trying here. Their forum is probably as bad as their Studio software.

1. PINNACLE MOVIEBOARD - When we try to capture a video from an analog videocam to an xp-sp2 pc, using the PINNACLE Studio MovieBoard Ultimate S12 PCI via either Studio 10.6 or 9, the videocam is not recognized. In the source dropdown menu we can see a sort of blank where the name of the analog videocam should appear, but it does not. Clicking on it doesn't help either. BTW, Studio 10.6 was delivered with the MovieBoard kit we purchased!!

Now, if we switch to MovieMaker instead of Studio 10.6, the analog videocam is recognized and the image is captured, but there is no sound at all.

When we go through the same operation with a digital camera rather than the analog one, the capture is perfect, both video and sound, using Studio 10.6 (and MovieMaker for that matter).

2. PINNACLE MOVIEBOX - If we use the Pinnacle Moviebox instead of the movieboard on the same pc, with a USB connection, all captures are perfect (video + sound) : both with the analog videocam and the digital videocam using either Studio 10.6 or MovieMaker.

Using a different pc gives us exactly the same results as described above.
Are we using a defective MovieBoard PCI card ?

lurkswithin 12-05-2008 11:34 AM

In digital, The sound is sent using the same cable as the video source.
In analog you must have a sound device connected to the camera as well or there will not be any at all. Usually this is done either through a doggle that uses RCA ports for sound and video or by using an S-video cable for the connections. This is dependent on what capturing software program you use as well. As you have shown that it works in certain software but not other then you should try to connect the sound as a seperate signal and see if you pick it up then.

I had Studio 7,8,9 and all of them did the same thing on analog cameras, but worked great with digital cameras....also there is a note on the old programs that mentioned for analog cameras only or for digital cameras only. I always had to be careful about getting the wrong version

Gswiss 12-05-2008 03:23 PM

I use the RCA ports : 2 for sound, 1 for video.

Gswiss 12-11-2008 01:10 PM

I fixed the problem by using one of the drivers mentioned here:

Pinnacle - Dazzle* Hardware Installer for Studio 10

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