Preparation for video capturing and editing

Capturing and video editing are tasks that require a lot of computer resources. Your computer must be properly set up to ensure successful capturing and smooth video editing. Below are some tips on how to prepare your digital camcorder and optimize your computer for capturing and editing.

  • For better workability of DV Quick Scan and camcorder device control, having the correct timecode on the DV tape is a must. To do this, before shooting your video, use the standard playback (SP) mode and shoot a blank video (for example, leaving the lens cover on while recording) without interruption from start to end of a tape.

  • It is recommended that you close all other applications when working with VideoStudio. You should also turn off any automatically-launched software like screen savers to avoid possible interruptions while capturing.

  • If you have two hard drives in your system, it is recommended that you install VideoStudio to your system drive (usually C:) and store captured videos in your other drive (usually D:).

  • The choice of what hard drive to use is also crucial. Using a dedicated video hard drive, preferably with Ultra-DMA/66 7200 rpm and 30GB free space, is recommended.

  • Make sure DMA is enabled for your hard disk.

  • Disable Write-Behind Caching on the hard drive used for video capture.

  • Increase the Paging File (Swap File) size to twice your amount of RAM.

Preparation for video capturing and editing