First post, by Mau1wurf1977
Let's start a thread so we can share tips and tricks for capturing VGA output from our Retro machines!
I got some gear today which I will test thoroughly in the next few days...
My capture card is a Compro C200Plus: www.comprousa.com/en/product/c200_plus/c200_plus.html
I got this product because it support Windows 7 64 bit. It comes with some Cyberlink software (Powerdirector) which I use to capture the footage.
You can record footage as MPEG2 or DIVX. I chose MPEG2 because I will encode the footage later anyway...
I also got a VGA to S-Video / Composite box from ebay. Thing is I might not even need this as the S-Video output on the Geforce card I currently use works just fine.
Though it might come in handy when testing older machines with ISA cards.
Everything seems to come out of the S-Video port on the Geforce (it's a Geforce MX 440). So BIOS screen, Post screen, DOS text and 320 x 200 games.
However the card turns off S-Video as soon as you have a standard VGA monitor connected. I heard that ATI cards don't have this isse so I will look into that.
I will play with the VGA to S-Video box later and see how it compares to the signal coming out directly from the Geforce.
I must say the quality of the signal is better than expected. Being a TV signal it's intelaced however. I still have to get my head around the settings for deinterlacing...