Ok, I'll help a little bit with windows media encoder(it's recommended to download both 32 & 64bit even if you use windows 64bit). It's free for genuine Windows user. Compatible with XP, VIsta & Windows 7
The software can be downloaded here:http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...r/default.mspx
First you open windows media encoder. Select custom session.
As for the video input choose Avermedia BDA analog secondary(composite=component; S-video=HDMI set in configuration)...
As for the audio input it's preferable to use your sound card on inboard sound driver. The windows media encoder doesn't seem to recognize the audio input of the capture card. As usual I go around it.
Choose the folder you want to save your video you record
Now the difficult stuff for most that don't understand much about bitrate value & all along with the codec. I prefer to use the lowrest setting for higher performance, but I abuse a bit in the bitrate to go around it. I use WMA10 professional & WMV7 as for the video codec.
So here my setting. You can only record in CBR, for direct recording. VBR with dual pass can only be done with pre recorded file. Adjust the bitrate depending of how good is you CPU. Instead of having a super crazy bandwidth hard drive setup you can go around with processing power. (the software froze when I tried uncompressed, so don't bother trying it. It also corrupted my capture card driver, which require to reinstall the capture driver. Leave it compressed & you won't have any trouble.)
Very important to avoid any drop is to set the software into performance recording. Honestly I didn't see an actual difference in picture quality since the direct feed is from the capture card.
Click on start encoding & you're good to go.
This should work with any HD capture card or whatever device you use but it's recommended to use a progressive feed because Windows Media Encoder doesn't support well desinterlacing. The reason why Windows Media encoder is such a nice software is due that you won't get any issue with audio synchronization even if it drop.