I bought a realmagic DVR capture card years ago. I still have it my
system and managed to make it work with XP. I had it originally working
on my 450mhz Pentium 3 with Windows NT 4.0
It cost a lot when I bought it but would do realtime MPEG2 captures
without dropping frames like what Premiere has done for you. Of course
this card does hardware encoding so maybe that is the difference.
I'd be checking my email, opening up browser windows, I even think I
played an mp3 or two while capturing a half hour of video with it.
So to answer your question, I think it is Premiere that is giving you
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Subject: [MSUNAG] Hints re Adobe Premiere on Windows?
This weekend I've experimented a bit with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3. It
doesn't seem very robust during the capture phase. If I simply switch
another window, it halts the capture. This is on a 2 gigahertz Core Duo
I even tried goosing the priority for Premiere in Task Manager to
Same effect: dare to leave the Premiere window, and I will halt capture.
It also stopped capturing when my screen saver kicked in at 10 minutes.
It's been a few years since I've fiddled with digital video. I would've
thought by now you could nav to another window and surf the Web. Is
capture on Windows really still that brittle? Or is this Premiere
all the cycles?
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