View Full Version : Analog output through Dazzle
10-01-2002, 07:09 PM
What's the simplest way to output an avi through Dazzle Hollywood to an NTSC monitor and VCR?
The reason I ask the person who's going to be using this setup is a bit of a technophobe and I don't want to scare him with Premiere.
We have an animation program that creates avi's. Need to see them on a monitor, that's it.
10-02-2002, 06:39 AM
I'll answer myself, then: scenalyzer (http://www.scenalyzer.com/main.html) . Fourty bucks. Didn't work for us, though.
10-07-2002, 05:57 AM
oooo, that card is (how should i put it...) baaad. It is not a user friendly card at all hence the cheapness. Hmmm, it somehow works best on windows98SE platform. btw, it is not scrub friendly card. Its lacing do suck to hi heaven. Your friend do know the clip needs interlace for tv, right? Or the clip will not be smooth at all.
10-07-2002, 06:49 AM
Hey, I'm glad someone has paid attention to my post.
It's not a card, it's a damn standalone box. That's what I have to use to capture penciltest for traditional animation (with FlipBook from Digicel) from an analog camera. And then output it "somehow" to NTSC monitor. Please advise on a better setup. It's not a for a friend, it's for my job... No, it's not for TV, just something good enough for a penciltest videotape.
It's on Win2k SP3. PIII 733.
I need IN AND OUT though. I really appreciate any ideas on alternative setup for trad. animation penciltests (I've been researching it, so you can't surprise me with a "Lunchbox").
10-07-2002, 07:17 AM
Is this the unit? If it is, there should be a card that the breakout box need to filter through. Unless there is another dazzle out there that sneek pass me.
How does the breakout box link to the CPU (In case if it really sneek pass me)? Please tell me.
Edit: what camera it that, model i mean? and unless yours is a build it firewire (which is the card here)
10-07-2002, 07:37 AM
I'm pretty sure these use a USB connection. What exactly is it that you are having a problem with? Getting video on a monitor? or exporting to tape?
All you should have to do is hook up a VCR's input to the Dazzle's output, hook up a TV to a VCR, and you should be good to go. With the VCR on (you may have to hit record on the VCR to get it's video to pass through to the TV) you should be able to see the video on your television. I'm pretty sure these USB Dazzle systems have a max res of 320x240, but it's good enough for pecil tests. Also, if you aren't using a single frame recorder, you are going to have to build your pencil tests as AVI's before you export to tape. For software, I don't know what could be easier than Premiere. All you have to know is how to import a series of frames, and then click "Export to Tape."
If you are looking to get maybe a faster, but not terribly expensive system that will work with Analog AV equipment, you should take a look at the Pinnacle Studio AV. It's an internal PCI card, and it will do full res NTSC and PAL.
10-07-2002, 07:42 AM
I'm back from discussing your unit with a buddy of mine on the floor below abd he says there is a unique software called moviestar (i think) that has a node lock capability (throwing scrub image to your tv screen. So this is what you do
Go to Dazzle DVC or whatever at the prog icon and click on it.
Go to video configuration and put in video input parameter with Camcorder. Select video source as Composite.
Once that is done (make sure your cam is playing) and do a preview by clicking video mode button. If there is images (could be jerky but no problem.
Capture footage with the red button. stop captureing but stop button. The footage will be in the footage bin which appear as a thumbnail in the funny looking work place album cum thingy.
Select it and do a scrub it will appear on your tv monitor.
Hope that will help.
10-07-2002, 07:46 AM
Say...speaking of vcr, y not just link your camcorder to your tv and just playway?
10-08-2002, 03:00 AM
Thanks, guys. The unit is the one on the picture, connected through firewire to the PC and with an analog cable to an old JVC camera on a stand. It's also connected to a monitor through a VCR like you said.
Premiere is a bit intimidating for the person who's going to be using this setup that's why I was looking for an easier program. I think the program that comes with Dazzle is called main actor and I'll give it another look. I thought organising libraries may become confusing in it and I didn't get it to scrub, I'll try again maybe.
I may stick with Premiere in the end, but it's more work for me.
01-13-2006, 07:00 PM
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