Please check the Canopus website for more info. The Raptor software RaptorVideo allows you to switch between composite and S-video. About two years ago, though, Canopus did make a play for the mainstream, with the Raptor RT board. Things have changed since then, and the task of getting DV footage to and from a computer has become a very simple one. DVRaptor was not designed to capture and playback analog captured files. Our initial bad feeling largely stemmed from the realisation that a 1.
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Please use the latest drivers for your board download them from the manufacturers homepage, for instance. Well, yes and dcraptor. In Europe -where I live- most dvraptlr have DV-out only, which means you will have to look for a way for enabling DV-in. We’re assured that Premiere Pro support is coming very soon – it’ll dvrapttor be available by the time this review is published – but the drivers were still at a beta stage at the time of writing.
X10 have to offer still have little alternative than to look to the more expensive end of the market – and that’s where Canopus really shines with another product, Storm 2. Years ago, when DV editing was new and unpredictable, there was one capture card that we could rely on to give first-rate performance and almost faultless stability – Canopus’s DVRaptor. How to get started with computer video editing.
Enabling DV-in afterwards is NOT supported nor advised by the camcorder manufacturers, and is completely for your own risk!
Canopus DVRaptor RT2 Max – video input adapter – PCI Series
Raptor RT2 isn’t a bad product by any means, but it falls short of the competition, and doesn’t sit comfortably in today’s increasingly demanding prosumer market.
Please note that some TV-monitors only provide video-in, no audio-in.
Things have changed since then, and the task of getting DV footage to and from a computer has become a very simple one. That way you can watch your footage or your final production in high-quality –and very smoothly– on the VGA monitor.
Canopus Announces DVRaptor RT2 and DVRaptor RT2 Power Tools
Pentium MHz and up bumpless switching to hardware overlay is possible only with drivers 2. For compatible boards, please check the Compatibility Page of the Canopus website.
Maintained by Mark Newman. Of course dveaptor graphics board MUST support overlay. Smooth moving pictures in the editing- and capture-software. This will probably make Raptor RT2 quite attractive to anyone that already has a copy of Premiere, but first-timers will have to shell out for editing software. The Raptor software RaptorVideo allows you to switch between composite and S-video.
Some graphics boards only support overlay at bit colordepth. Our initial bad feeling largely stemmed from the realisation that a 1. Input and output are intended to be used for overlay on the VGA-monitor, while the output is et2 passed straight to an output connector of the same type for an external TV-monitor.
Canopus DVRaptor RT2 review and test from Computer Video Magazine
Editors wanting more than the DV or RT. And, the multi-source DV Capture utility is a stroke of genius. To make this hardware overlay work, DVRaptor has analog input and output connectors both composite and S-video.
Read the xvraptor review in January ‘s Computer Video magazine.
Canopus DVRaptor RT2 Capture Card – VideoHelp
If your set-up includes a RaptorBay, please follow it’s instructions for connecting things, both internally and externally. To use S-video you have to change this. Canopus has been very strong in the real-time market for some years, with the professional Rex RT solution and the more affordable DV Storm cards, but it has yet to make any significant waves in the mid-priced mainstream, currently dominated by Pinnacle’s DV and Matrox’s Dvaptor.
View The Archive Reviewed in this issue: Hardware video-overlay on the VGA monitor. At the time of going to dgraptor, however, we’re told that the board is supported by version 1. I have used different colors for the different types of connections: Rather oddly, on its initial release, Raptor RT2 wasn’t supported by Canopus’s own editing program, Edius.
In order to survive in an increasingly software-orientated market, makers of DV editing cards have to offer more than just capture and output – and at present, that means real-time playback of effects, titles and transitions that would otherwise require rendering.
Our first test system well exceeded the published minimum, and yet real-time functionality was very unpredictable and heavily limited. In terms of value for money, Raptor RT2 falls down slightly as Adobe Premiere isn’t included in dvrapror bundle as standard, and the supplied editor, EzEdit, wasn’t able to take advantage of the hardware’s real-time capabilities.