Video in on Quadras

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Video in on Quadras

I have been trolling the web to no avail for an easy answer to this one.

I need to know how to import a video signal from a RCA based device (let'say a VCR). I have a Pro Audio Spectrum Sound card and an Apple TV Pro (which will produce s-Video and RCA out from my VGA. I am reasonably confident that I can get the desired output (sending a complete AV signal to the VCR), but the trick is getting it in (I can get sound but no video).

How can I import video to my Quadra? All the info I can find is on cards no longer made and mixed info about what was the best.

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Quad video

Hey,

While I haven't had direct experience with the setup you describe, I use video -- mostly TV -- on my Macs all the time. One of the most typical tricks is to check your monitor resolution and number of color settings. Sometimes the video won't kick in until you reduce the number of colors to 256 and a usual monitor resolution for a Quad. (800x or 600x). After that you can change it. This isn't a problem on my G3 but it was on a Q840AV and a 6200.

HTH,

William

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here is the setup

I have a Quadra 950 and a ProAudio Spectrum card, which will give me 4 RCA, a Midi, and a mic in and a headphones, RCA, and midi out. I plan to use this with some other music creation software to compile audio tracks. So I can get my audio in and out, but the only video support this machine currently has is the VGA out. I have a device that will convert that to svideo and to RCA. So I can output the video to my desired format. What I am trying to do is to pump in a video signal that I can then mate to the audio signal going out, capturing them both on the VCR. I do not have one of the A/V cards that the earlier Quadras had, but that would be helpful.
I found info about some similar cards, but the info varied from source to source on which card was best. And since the latest info is at best four years old (with nothing new being made, I have some anthropological research to do on the matter.

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video-in requires a nubus capture card . . .

eg: cards by Radius (VideoVision), SuperMac, Truevision, RasterOps, Avid, etc.

try googling 'nubus video capture'

edit: here's a nice list from which you can cull some product names:
http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/cards.html

edit: here's a nice Radius info page:
http://www.mandrake.demon.co.uk/Apple/radius/

dan k

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