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#1 2018-11-24 06:52:13

magnuswilen
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Registered: 2018-09-23
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Analog video capture on 9500/200

Hello people!

I recently got my hands on a Power Macintosh 9500/200, witch I plan to use primarily with System 7.6, as well as installing a SCSI2SD adapter. One thing I want to do is to be able to capture analog video from my ’90s camcorder and edit videos with some software like Avid VideoShop, to make videos just like you would have done back in the days.

I noticed the 9500 did not have the built-in RCA connectors on the back as I’ve seen on some 8500s although the cut-out is there. Also the motherboard does not seem to have a connector for the ribbon cable from the board with those plugs, as the 8500s does. I have one of these connector cards/boards but where does it plug in? Or do I have to go for some kind of PCI card? In that case, is there some special ones that I need to find to make work with this machine or is it most likley plug-and-play?

Any help is appreciated, it would be nice to hear if some of you worled with bideo editing on these machines back in the 90’s!

Regards,
Magnus

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#2 2018-11-24 13:10:25

LCGuy
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Registered: 2014-05-13
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Re: Analog video capture on 9500/200

You'll need a PCI video capture card. The 9500 doesn't have onboard video capture hardware - the idea is that if you were using a 9500 for video production, you would buy a PCI card that was a lot more high end than the onboard AV capabilities Macs had (which were only basic AV in/out). Alternatively, if you have a FireWire card, you could use a FireWire capture device.

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#3 2018-11-24 15:23:37

magnuswilen
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Registered: 2018-09-23
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Re: Analog video capture on 9500/200

Thanks for the reply!

Yeah I thought that would be the case. Is there something special to think about when looking for one? I suspect not every card will work? Most of them being sold on eBay seems to be designed for Windows. Nowadays hardware and Macs usually is plug-and-play easy, bit I guess that wasn’t the case back then?

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#4 2018-11-25 07:47:17

LCGuy
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Re: Analog video capture on 9500/200

A bit on the rare/expensive side, but just about anything from Avid or Radius will work.

I'm not sure if this will work on software apart from TV tuner software, but I know some people have reported success in the past getting BrookTree 878 based PCI TV Tuner cards to work. They normally have a composite video input, and you can use the onboard audio input to capture audio.

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