Originally Posted by SHS
That common problem with both HD and SD keep in mind the HDPVR and even with other card like 150, 250, 350, 500 some of HVR model that have Hardware Encoder capture like that there nothing you can do with recording other then crop and resize the video it self.
I received my HD PVR last week from NewEgg, and in general, I am quite pleased with the results. I'm trying to capture all the stuff I've accumulated on my Cox Scientific Atlanta 8300HD DVR before I cancel my cable subscription and move out of my apartment next week.
My main complaint with the HD PVR is the black lines of pixels on the top and right side that are captured along with the video. According to my quick calculations using a screenshot (low res version attached below) and Photoshop, there are 13 lines of black pixels at the top, and 1-3 black lines on the right (really it's a gradient on the right, so that the furthest right line is completely black, the next one is a little brighter, the next one a little brighter, then the next is finally as bright as the rest of the image; zoom in on the attached screenshot to see what I mean). The Arcsoft Capture Module software that the HD PVR comes has no way to crop the video as it is being captured. As far as I can tell, I haven't seen anyone on this thread mention a way to crop the video as
it is being captured, as opposed to doing it after the fact in video editing software. I've read of some others on here using other software to capture, does any of that other software allow you to crop the video as it is being captured? Any other solutions that people have found?
Also, I'd like to see what software some of the experts on here use to quickly and easily edit out commercials (and crop) the video files the HD PVR produces. I tried using Corel VideoStudio to edit, and while it does allow me to frame-accurately edit the commercials out, it does this at the expense of being forced to re-encode. Also, the resulting quality is noticeably worse than both the original broadcast played off my cable box, and the file that the HD PVR produces. So I guess the only way to keep the same quality from the original file would be to use something like TS Cutter to keep from having to re-encode. I'm pleased with the cutting ability of TS Cutter, but what about cropping the black lines of pixels that are being captured as well? Is there any software out there that will allow me to quickly and easily crop the black lines and also edit out commercials? Is it possible to do this without having to re-encode?
Thanks to any that can help.