[PD] [GEM] pix_video, Win 2000, Matrox

Ian Smith-Heisters heisters at 0x09.com
Sun Mar 27 00:06:28 CET 2005

Found out some more things, remembered some details.

I'm running GEM 0.90.1

In Premiere, when I try to capture using anything but the Matrox
drivers, eg. Microsoft's driver, it doesn't work. "cannot connect to device"

When I try to access device 0 with [open 0( pd.exe crashes, saying it
generates a log file, but I don't know where it puts the log.


> Hello all,
> I was wondering if any one has experience or suggestions with/for this
> problem. I've got a patch that uses [pix_video] to pull in a DV stream.
> It works fine on both of my Windows XP Pro machines, one of which has
> built in firewire, and the other uses an Audigy soundcard for firewire.
> When I try to use the same patch on a Windows 2000 machine, with the
> same Sony DV camera, I get some odd errors. First, the Win 2000 machine
> has 2 firewire ports, one on an Audigy soundcard, and another on a
> Matrox RT X100 Pro. This computer also has a Radeon 9800 (Pro?) video
> card that I'm using for output. Sending [enumerate( to [pix_video]
> outputs this:
> Dev 0: Microsoft DV Camera and VCR
> Dev 1: Matrox Video Capture Device
> Both [open 0( and [open 1( do not print errors, but neither displays the
> DV stream. The first displays nothing, while the second displays a black
> screen with red, green, and blue dots interspersed randomly around it.
> I have captured from this camera, on this computer, in Premiere, over
> the Matrox firewire. Neither the matrox or audigy firewire ports
> register any new devices when the camera is plugged in, like WinXp does,
> but I'm not sure if it should do that.
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Ian
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