Capturing and editing video is a hard job for a computer. Your system have to satisfy the following minimum requirements:
- Microsoft® Windows® 2000, XP, Vista
- Microsoft® DirectX® 9
- Microsoft® Windows Media 9.5
- Microsoft® GDIPlus (for Windows® 2000 only)
- NTFS file system
- Intel® Pentium® III 1000MHz or higher processor
- 128MB of RAM/256MB for editing
- 3MB free hard disk space for program installation
- High-speed hard drive (7200rpm recommended)
- Display with 800x600 resolution, Hi-color
- Windows-compatible sound card
- Windows-compatible mouse
- IEEE-1394 (FireWire) card
Note: One second of video in DV format takes about 3,7 MBytes of hard disk space, so you need about 14 GBytes of free disk space for 1 hour of video. Make sure you have enough free space on your hard disk.
For better capture performance you can do the following:
- Use the latest version of Exsate VideoExpress.
- Use the latest version of DirectX, drivers, install all related patches for operating system.
- The hard disk may need to be defragmented. You can run Disk Defragmenter from Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools.
- Close all other programs, disable screensavers, virus checkers, scheduled tasks and other software running in the background during capture.
- In the Control Panel click the Power Options and change the settings so that your computer does not shut down the monitor or power down hard drives before at least 1 hour.
- Try to capture to the single file in the DV AVI type-1 format without preview.
- Make sure the hard drive working in the higher available Ultra-DMA mode.
- Make sure your video adapter supports DirectDraw overlay mode. Close all multimedia programs working with video such Media Player, TV-tuner software ets. Close and run Exsate VideoExpress after that.
- Capture to the separate hard drive which doesn't contain any operating system files or the paging file.