Wake up in morning find its just recorded 8+ hours of nothing as it has not stopped as the VHS has.
That'll happen if you don't stop the capture. The computer doesn't know or care what the VHS deck is doing.
What am I missing?!?!?! there must be a simple function I am blind too...
Nothing; there isn't, other than don't go to sleep when you're capturing. Premiere will only stop capturing if you're capturing from a controllable deck. A VHS deck connected through an A/D converter does not qualify.
When I used to capture from VHS (SVHS actually) ..I had a deck control
device and I was able to capture from an In to an Out point.
At that time the capture would stop.
Just like if I capture from my Sony Digital deck....
Not sure if they still make those VHS deck contol devices any more but you coud Google around..
Thanks for the prompt replies.
So in an ideal world I would need to get a digital deck controlled VHS.
Any suggestions? not sure how I would even google that.
Might have to replace the VHS anyway, hundreds of tapes to do and no remote control. means getting out of the chair!
would a newer VHS player (!) support scene detection or is that on the VHS tape? analogue to digital seems to suck quite a lot of ***!
would a newer VHS player (!) support scene detection or is that on the VHS tape?
No, it will all be manual labour. but that is the situation.
Lots of alarms set thoughout the day then.
Is it just me or do others think adding a 'capture for XX mins or XX size' would be a feature?!?!?
Try scenalyzer.com if you are doing DV capture.
It allows you to set a no more video stop, or a set amount of time or file size.
I have not used it with the ADVC, but it should work. (Other posters, does it?)
Is it just me or do others think adding a 'capture for XX mins or XX size' would be a feature?
Considering the very small number of people still using analog tape for anything these days, and that even digital tape is slowly going away, it's probably just you. I don't say that to be mean, just to be realistic.
Try one of these for SD capture... one MAY have a timer
SD capture http://windv.mourek.cz/ or http://www.scenalyzer.com/main.html
Do note that the demo version of ScenalyzerLive puts a watermark in the files it creates
- I'm told that the OLD version is freeware... check the download page for details