Canopus DV Capture. User Manual. Canopus Co., Ltd Murotani, Nishi-ku, Kobe JAPAN
1 Canopus DV Capture User Manual Canopus Co., Ltd Murotani, Nishi-ku, Kobe JAPAN Copyright 2005 Canopus Co., Ltd. All Ri...
Canopus DV Capture
Canopus Co., Ltd. 1-2-2 Murotani, Nishi-ku, Kobe 651-2241 JAPAN
Copyright© 2005 Canopus Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. September 2005
Canopus DV Capture The Canopus DV Capture is an application that allows for DV capture via general IEEE1394 boards and simultaneous capture with the Canopus DV Capture Product. You can connect maximum 3 cameras for capturing images at the same time. With this application, you can capture 3 images simultaneously from two cameras connected to the IEEE1394 boards and one camera connected to the Canopus DV Capture Product. The application also has a function for capturing to separate files, by detecting breaks in DV timecode sequences. To capture three streams, it requires a Canopus DV Capture Product, and 2 IEEE1394 boards (OHCI cards). Please refer to the below table.
Table: Number of devices required for multiple stream capture No. Devices Installed
Video Streams Captured
Canopus DV Capture Product
Canopus DV Capture Product OHCI Card
Canopus DV Capture Product OHCI Card with 2 IEEE 1394 ports
System Requirements =====================================================================
[EDIUS NX/EDIUS SP/EDIUS DVX/DVStormXA] - Operation System : Windows XP Home / Professional - Graphic card which supports 16bit color mode or over.
[DVStorm-RT/DVStorm2/DVRaptor-RT/DVRaptor-RT2] - Operation System : Windows XP Home / Professional - Graphic card which supports 16bit color mode or over.
Limitations (Current limitation from OS) ===================================================================== - With certain IEEE1394 boards, multiple connections of DV Devices may not be supported in certain systems. The connection may recover by turning on the DV device before connecting it to the PC, and then turning on the PC after connecting. - When you have 2 DV devices connected to the OHCI card and then disconnect one device or turn off one of the devices, it may affect the other DV device and cause drop frames or capture stops. This does not occur with devices connected to DVStorm or DVRaptor-RT. - If multiple IEEE1394 cards are connected to the system, you can only connect to one of the cards at a time. - When 2 ports of an OHCI card are used to capture DV, the preview capture windows will be mixed and unable to be viewed correctly when you are using DV camcorders that do not support CMP(Connection Management Protocol). In this case, only two ports (DVStorm/DVRaptor-RT and OHCI) can be used to capture. - If you have both DVStorm and DVRaptor-RT in one system, you can only use DVStorm. You can not use DVRaptor-RT in this case. - Please do not connect DV devices to the SHX-E1/NHX-E1 board when you are capturing from analog input.
Depending on the PC environment and specifications that this software is used on, the following restrictions may also apply: (a) In limited cases, on input, the signal on capturing may be distorted due to signal noise. If this occurs please use the Storm Video Capture /DVRaptor-RT Video Capture provided in StormEdit/EzEdit to achieve cleaner capturing. =====================================================================
Installation ===================================================================== Click [Setup.exe], and follow the on-screen instructions.
How to Use ===================================================================== 1. Start Canopus DV Capture.
2. Make the required settings in the Options screen.
Each capture window contains: • Open window.
-Allows to choose the directory and name the file for each capture
• Deck controls
• Recording controls
• Time code capture button
• Consecutive numbering of the same file name (On/Off) button when sectioning the video stream. • Frame by frame Capture -Allows to manual capture individual frames. This is used in stop motion animation of in animate objects. (e.g. Doll appearing to move.)
DV Capture Functions ===================================================================== File Menu - Settings for Edius Before capturing, please check the following settings. To configure settings, click File > Settings > Edius tab. * In some systems, this setting screen is not displayed. *The screen may differ depending on your hardware.
Video Signal • Video format -Select from PAL or NTSC. NOTE: When you change NTSC to PAL in the Video format setting (or vise versa), it will ask you to reboot your computer. When you are rebooting, exit Canopus DV Capture first, then restart your computer.
File Menu - Settings for Options ===================================================================== Before capturing, please check the following settings. To configure optional settings, click File > Settings > Options tab. *The screen may differ depending on your hardware.
Time interval -(Time Code Related) When button is depressed (red light on), the amount of time when the original clips were shot is more than the selected time then a new file is automatically created. For example if you choose 10 seconds, and you recorded a birthday party, if the time between stopping the tape and starting to record again is more than 10 seconds a new file will be created when capturing. Default directory -Choose the default directory to which all streams are captured clicking [Open]. AVI file type - Select the AVI file format from Canopus format (high quality proprietary) or MS format.
File Menu - Settings for Exit ===================================================================== Please check the following settings before capturing. To configure optional settings, click File > Settings > Exit tab. *The screen may differ depending on your hardware.
Exit • • •
Check boot device – Select the hardware to use first. Device list – Select how to choose the hardware. Operation – Set to control all channels at once.
Commands Under Window Menu =====================================================================
Preview Indicates the channels that you wish to preview. You may select all three channels or any combination there of.
Channel No. Indicates the number of channels to be captured. You may select 1, 2, or 3 channels to capture video.
Arrangement Arranges the capture preview windows either horizontally or vertically depending on the workspace available.