Lead Tools Capture and Convert

nyco_ork

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Has anyone heard of this Lead Tools program? I'm having trouble with capturing in both Ulead Movie Factory and in Sonic MyDVD. I found Lead Tools Capture and Convert by searching the Net, but no one seems to know anything about it. I tried to download a trial version, but they have temporarily pulled it to do an upgrade. While I'm waiting for the upgrade, I thought I'd see if anyone here uses it. I use VRD Plus for editing and Movie Factory 4 for authoring.

Richard

PS: Capture device is a Philips phildecn card, built into an IBM A31p laptop with S-video input. There is no way to change or update the card itself, or apparently, the driver for the card.
 
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phd

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You ought to specify your capture device.

Perhaps someone will have additional comments on alternative software as well.
 

hothothot

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Leadtools

I do not have capture and convert. but I have leadtools's multimedia kit.

The problem you might be having might be more on the hardware rather than the software.

Some hardware cannot be controlled by common general softwares.
But required specially tailored programs.

Didn't your card package included any softwares?
 

nyco_ork

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hothothot said:
Didn't your card package included any softwares?
No, the card was built into the computer, and the computer did not come with any separate video capture or authoring software at all. The capturing software is bundled with the ATI Rage Mobility video software that IBM provides for this computer. Separate upgrades for the capture module are not available, either from IBM (Lenovo) or Philips, and I have the latest ATI package installed.

Some authoring software (WinDVD Creator) came with the DVD burner, which I ordered later from IBM, but it does a worse job of capturing than any of the others.

Richard

P.S. Forgot to mention that the Lead Tools software didn't work at all with this card. Video was blank. Same for WinAVI. Lead gave me a warning that because of the limitations of the card, it would not be able to show a preview, but then it logged 98% dropped frames, and there was no video in the resulting file, only blank frames and audio.

I'm about to spring for a Pioneer PRV 9200 standalone DVD recorder, which has 32 different bit rate settings, so I can be assured of getting a decent capture; then I'll transfer that to the computer and do editing and authoring. It's an expensive machine, but it's cheaper than buying a completely different computer with better video capabilities.
 
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