I bought a used Hauppauge PVR 1212 so I can convert some older Hi-8 videos from a camcorder to digital format and save on my PC hard drive. I'm having problems getting this to work. After an hour or so of video capturing, the video will start freezing up and stuttering.
Here are the details. My PC runs Win8 and is a newer, faster PC, so that isn't an issue. I've upgraded all the drivers from Hauppauge's website to the latest ones. Only thing I can't figure out how to update is the Arcsoft Total Media Extreme
capturing software. There doesn't seem to be an update option in the software and I can't find any links to update it on Hauppauge's website. Does anyone know how to update that software?
I'm using an s-video cable to connect the camcorder to the PVR, and an RCA cable for the sound (although if I plug in both red and white RCA cables to the PVR, I get feedback, so I only plug in either the red or the white for mono sound.
As I mentioned, everything works fine for the first hour or so (time varies) of capturing, and then the video preview in the TME
software starts freezing and stuttering. It does this too during playback of the video. The PVR does not get very warm or hot ... and I've read about overheating problems, so even tried the PVR on its side, where it can vent way better from the bottom vents, and that made no difference. I don't think overheating is an issue with this one.
The capture settings I've been using are 8m for the bit rate and I'm saving it to an MP4 file. The videos play back fine from my camcorder and they are 480 res videos (standard def). I've tried the video capturing with "hardware acceleration" enabled and disabled, and either way I have the same problems.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!