VOGONS

Common searches


Search results

Display options

Re: VGA Capture Thread

I am wondering if someone could recommend an ideal PCIE VGA capture card for the purpose of playing games - not capturing/recording them? In other words, retro machine outputs VGA to the capture card, which then turns up in a window (perhaps streamed by VLC) on the modern host machine. I made VCS …

Re: VGA Capture Thread

Yeah, we're quite lucky those used professional cards are available at such affordable prices on ebay, while supply hadn't been exhausted yet it's not unlimited either. E2S is just a dual-head full height PCIe card, it is the same as E1S in every other regard. There was a sale of those a year ago at …

Re: VGA Capture Thread

Yeah, well, that's analog VGA capturing, it was never going to be easy. We are lucky though there are good solutions, like aforementioned Datapath cards. I think I have G450 PCI with DVI as well, though being a recent item I got I haven't been able to give it a good test run yet. In my experience …

Re: VGA Capture Thread

You can feed either digital or analog signal to Datapath cards with DVI input, no need for any special cables, just a decent VGA cable and passive converter to DVI-I. Might get confusing if video card has both analog and digital video output through DVI, in which case it will default to digital …

Re: VGA Capture Thread

In that case yeah, it'll cover analog VGA capture for you as long as you don't push resolutions and refresh rate too high for it to handle. Dual-head variant sometimes can be found at same price as single. Be aware there are models with PCI-X interface and some sellers mistakenly label them as plain …

Re: VGA Capture Thread

To summarize this very long and exhaustive thread you basically have two routes: a VGA-HDMI converter/scaler paired with a generic HDMI capture card, or not-so-cheap pro capture cards from vendors like DataPath and Epiphan. Hi, so if I buy the following: "Datapath DGC103C Vision RGB-PRO1" I will be …

Re: VGA Capture Thread

Modern game capture devices are geared towards 16:9 resolutions, typically 720p, 1080p and few high-ends supporting 4k. Neither 4:3 nor 5:4 are common enough anymore to be supported. Less so any going above 60Hz. Lastly most are only going to have HDMI input, and while you haven't specified type of …

Re: VGA Capture Thread

That's a dual VGA input VisionRGB-PRO. Good if you have PCI slot and driver support is up to Windows 7. Got one of those too but alas no recent mobo with PCI port to plug it into to test. There might be resolution detection difference between this one and Ex series.

Re: DVI/DOS problem

DVI is hit and miss in those early cards, some of which were produced before spec was finalized and technically did not conform to it resulting in unexpected and quirky behavior. I have a few cards like that and it's kinda fascinating to me, but for practical purposes there aren't that many cards …

Re: VGA Capture Thread

Should have mentioned iMac as host capture system, that would have narrowed choice to very few options. But yeah, in general capture hardware fit for this niche task is very limited and most are very expensive, unless you find it second-hand at a reasonable price. A vast majority of modern capture …

Page 1 of 3