View Full Version : What determines capture resolution?

14th February 2007, 23:28
I have an old tv-capture card
Model 61111 Rev. B126
Tuner Model: Temic 4036FY5
Tuner Formats: (MN)
Tuner Audio: Stereo (MSP3430)
Video Formats: NTSC ( M 443 ) PAL ( B G H I D K M N NCOMBO ) SECAM ( L L' )
Audio Outputs: External
External Inputs: 1
S-Video Inputs: 0
Radio: None
Decoder: BT878

I have downloaded and installed all of the drivers and software from the Hauppauge site. I have tested the card out and it seems to work ok. However I can not get it to go above 320x240.
Anything above this say it unsupported format.

Is it the software or the card itself which will not allow me to go above this setting?
I have looked at their web pages but it gives no detail for this card and very little detail of their presently offered cards.

16th February 2007, 13:36
It is probably the software. Since the card uses the BT878 chipset, I would suggest you will be better off uninstalling all the Hauppuage drivers/software, and trying the btwincap dirvers and VirtualDub software.

16th February 2007, 21:42
i cant believe 320x240 is the max resolution of the card, even if
its an old card. tv resolution always was 720x576 and the ntsc
equivalent, so it wouldnt make sense to sell a card that only
supports 320x240 lol.
i know my pinnacle card supports only 352x288 with the pinnacle
software. in vdub i can capture at 720x576 :)

so yeah, clean the drivers and go with vdub.

18th February 2007, 20:38
I took your advise and downloaded and installed both items, btwincap dirvers and VirtualDub.

It does seem that I am now able capture higher then previous allowed.
I am playing with it now to see how it does.
For now my only question would be does VirtualDub create a log of what setting I use to do a capture?

I tried the Capture/ enable timing log, I could not find it so I do not know if this is what I want or not.

Any help on this?

19th February 2007, 09:32
what do you mean by setting?
resolution, vid setting, audio setting, general settings?

under "capture" there is the "show/hide information panel".

you should see what resolution you're capturing at by looking
at the screen lol, unless you have the "stretch to window" enabled.
audio and video settings should be clear enough imho. set it and
best would be huffyuv for vid, and PCM for audio.

i dont use no log files and wouldnt know why i should. i set vdub
to what i want and capture and thats it. if i would be currious to
know if vdub did what i wanted, id check the made .avi file.

sorry if i missunderstood your question, otherwise hope it helps :)

20th February 2007, 07:49
If you use the BTWinCap drivers, you might want to check whether you get dual mono or true stereo audio in your captures. I never got true stereo with them on my Hauppauge card.

You should be able to use Hauppauge's own drivers with VDub v1.6.x.