deanmass Posted June 16, 2004 Share Posted June 16, 2004 I am sitting here today trying to convert analog video to DV via a hardware converter I purchased, the Formac TVR This hardware was not cheap, running around $300.00 I digitize an hour of video for a friend over and over, but each time, the audio and video will not stay in sync, no matter what quality I set it at...Huh, I think...I try another tape source...same thing...After digging around a bit, I find the bbs at VersionTracker.com, and about 40 people are on their griping about the same issue. To eBay it goes...I borrowed a Sony Media converter with a built in codec, and it works like a charm. Then, I am tallying all the hardware I have had issues with, some a while back, some recently... The eyeTV by El Gato..Same issue as the formac...eBay'ed it A new Epson CX5400 multi function (print scan etc) purchased from the apple store...It will work, but it KILLS the Printer Utility and Print Center, requiring an OS REINSTALL!! AHHH! Gave it to my wife. A Canon LiDE 30 flat bed scanner. The canon software for OS X is a train wreck. It is sitting in a junk pile now. An HP Photo Scan 1000. No drivers ( I bought it knowing this thinking ...ehh..I'll get it to work...no dice) AND!! you have to BUY a CDROM from HP to get the XP drivers...BS! eBay! Last but not least, an M-Audio Radium 49e. I contacted Gus about this, and he is keeping me updated. The driver currently available just does not work under 10.3.4. I am scared to attached my Mobile Pre! I am giving this about 3-5 more days, then to eBay it goes, and I am moving to a Novation Keystation. The driver thing is getting silly. I LOVE OS X, and my mac's, but unless this hardware stuff gets much better in my next few purchases.... As an aside, I think apple needs to make their own AV converter box, and bundle the damn thing with iDvd. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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