Video capturing is not so easy, not so hard...
...as far as using a Buz
Those page won't be updated anymore, as i got rid of the buz... Sorry.
(02 Sept. 1999)
(25 may 1999)
(04 June 1999)
Those pages are intended to provide simple yet useful information to the average buz user. here you'll find some useful and detailed tips to work with buz and Premiere 4.2 or 5.
Those pages will grow up, it's an early stage... (build in 1 hour... so...)
Read first computer system if you don't own the buz. Read also the other points because they are also useful for other hardware capturing system.
Download them from there : http://www.egyptian.net/~raymacke/Buz/Buz13.htm
Note : you are leaving my site. Use those at your own risk.
I've just tested the new version of the buz drivers. They are pretty good I think. But there is a problem : those are unofficial release, which were probably not intended to be distributed by Iomega, or maybe are those drivers the work of someone else... I don't know, and don't care. Try at your own risk. (but it looks to work). You obviously have to back up your old drivers. The main files are h22capt.DLL and h33.DLL. (copy them to a temp directory before installing)
If you have the oldest drivers (1.1 : see in control panel / system / multimedia devices / buz...) download the new ones right now, they will improve your buz quite a bit.
Another way to get better results is to download the modified drivers by J. Beukemas. Those drivers will add NEW features to your capture driver. Those are the ones I use.
On the J. Beukelmans site http://www.inn.nl/~jbeukema/buz/codec/results2.htm he says Iomega will release totally new and better drivers : some kind of real ones !
New features announced :
This one is not released yet, as well, but whenever I'll get it, I'll made it available, or I'll place a link here... Be patient they said...
1.3 drivers released : go to http://www.inn.nl/~jbeukema/buz for more info
Instead of using the paradigm matrix codec, use the Morgan mjpeg codec, which is faster, better, and easier to use : http://www.morgan-multimedia.com/
Note that Iomega will release new drivers with software codec support directly....
Note : please read the install information, else you won't be able to use your buz hardware codec anymore. Basically, backup you system.ini file. Edit it and change/add those in the [drivers32] section:
This soft is shareware I think, so think about it. I'll try to register too.
Note that it expires on July 1999.
This is THE solution for every buz user.
good things :
bad things :
See the buz faq for more info @ trix.com
5. What computer system to use ?
This depends of your needs : if you want simple non linear editing for personal video footage or if you want true pro results...
Two factors are importance : quality of video image and duration of your video clips.
You have to know this before upgrading or buying any hardware...
* this number X 2 to get the real capacity of your disk. You need HD place to capture your rushes and the same amount to compile the movie.
You'll normally never need more than 100 kb/frames.
Kb / frames are the common unit to mjpeg codecs. This one is easy to memorize to avoid premiere recompressing by giving it the same kb-frames for making the movie
Those numbers do not include windows installation and other software's requirements.
So, it is highly recommended to have a separate disk for video editing.
Yet, See the buz faq for more info @ trix.com
Contact me for any other information.
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