Thanks. Worked exactly as advertised. Set it for 5 seconds between each terminate and they each restore on their own one after the other. This will now guarantee neither program is locked up preventing the next recording from taking place.
Timing was critical since terminating one program was causing it to make a second copy of the other. With two copies running it prevented a new recording from starting. Now, even though it still makes that second copy one of them (not sure which) gets killed so only one is left standing.
Trying to get the Hauppauge people to add this to their software/driver but so far little interest.
Let me add that even though I had to pick one answer... the site kept bugging me to do so... I appreciate all the help given from the others here.
You're are all the best!
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