Monday, November 7, 2011

Capturing video using PowerDirector 10 on an older computer

I am using PowerDirector 10 to capture DV from an older camera on an older computer. The challenge is to capture video on a slow computer without having dropped frames.

First I shut down everything except PowerDirector 10... including the antivirus, cloud backup, clock and weather gadgets, and wireless internet connection.

Next I selected PowerDirector 10's "non-real time capture"option. (I selected this after Real time capture failed, with hundreds of dropped frames.)

I was able to capture two hours of DV with no dropped frames.

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