Quick Mallincam question
Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:04 PM
I just took possession of a VSS+ that came with a Dazzle DVC 100, S-Video cable and a wired remote. I'm running Windows 8 on my computer and for the life of me can't figure out how to get video into the computer. Am I missing something? Will the Dazzle not work with Windows 8? I ran a device driver install but I'm not sure if it even worked.
Any pointers in the right direction will help.
I can't test out the camera on a TV since I don't seem to have the right cable yet.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:07 PM
Download Win7 version of DVC-100 driver here:
If your Win8 is 64bit, download Win7-64 bit version of the driver.
When install drive in Win8, choose let Windows find the best installation option(let Windows install select the compatibility).
DVC100 is using the popular EMPIA EM2800/2820 chip thus should be very easy to work with.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:16 AM
I was able to easily get video from the camera into a TV via the S-Video cable. I have an inquiry on the Mallincam forum on yahoo and also an email to Jack so we will see.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:06 PM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:18 AM
It depends on what application you are using to display the video feed. With some it's clear and easy to find, with others there's no obvious capability to switch the inputs.
First, you need to have an operational device driver for your USB frame grabber (the DVC-100 in your case).
The simplest and more reliable method for me is to use older versions of AMCap (free download, I like v9.01). Under Devices select Dazzle DVC-100 video device (it has to be plugged into your PC). Then Options/Video Crossbar and use the Input pull down to select either composite or S-Video.
You do this once and the device driver is set. You can now run any other video application to view the stream from the DVC-100 and it will use the input you previously set.
I really like SharpCap (another free product) because of it's ease of use (for example the video controls are up front beside the screen not burried in a menu), but it doesn't seem to have the capability to switch the inputs on video device. So I keep a copy of AMCap around for that purpose and generally use SharpCap for my viewing.
The Mallincam Control software from Stephan Lalonde (the versions that Rock promotes by default) also has the ability to switch the video inputs (no need for AMCap).
Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:53 AM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:44 PM
Now that I have confirmed the video device works I'll get Sharpcap and The other programs going.
Thanks again guys, I'm on my way...
Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:27 PM
Thanks again guys!
Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:57 PM
How can I use an extra LCD computer monitor to view using the BNC jack on the back of the camera? I want to run S-video into the computer, which I have finally figured out, and use the spare BNC jack to view.
Thanks (again) in advance.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:09 PM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:34 PM
Buy a "video to VGA" converter box, e.g.,
E.g., fleaBay item 300719060573
"TV BNC Composite S-video VGA In to PC VGA LCD Out Converter Adapter Box Black"
Amazon should also have some.
Please pay attention to the device type. You don't want "VGA to video" converter. You need composite IN, and VGA out.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:41 PM
Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:46 PM