Capturing VHS from my VCR to the computer

July 21, 2013 at 00:50:08
Specs: Windows 7, 4 gb
The general idea it to turn my old VHS tapes into digital and I purchased a Conceptronic Video Home Creator ( usb ) which
came bundled with Power Director.

When I first set up the device ( 2 days ago ) it was working fine but yesterday I found that the video was very scrambled
although the sound is ok. I assumed that the RCA "out" on my vhs video may be at fault so I connected the video to the
TV and it worked fine. I reinstalled the drivers for the video capture card but to no avail.

I cant believe that the capture device is faulty after just one day and maybe it is just a case of a computer problem.

I am running Windows 7 with a Geforce GT 430 video card.

If anyone has any suggestions they will be greatly appreciated.


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July 21, 2013 at 01:16:24
It's possible the capture device has gone bad, but before you abandon hope, go to the manufactures website and see if they have newer drivers for your device. Sometimes upgrading drivers makes all the difference.

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July 21, 2013 at 02:02:48
I did that..downloaded the latest drivers from Conceptronic website but that still did not help. Very strange to think its a faulty device as it did work the first day I tried it. But since then getting only audio with almost no video - and the video that comes through
is very scrambled, not even flowing - just a lot on lines on the monitor.

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July 21, 2013 at 15:10:29
It is not at all unusual for new items to go wrong quite quickly due to manufacturing problems. Things can go wrong any time, although on balance failures are most likely when they are either very new or very old.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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