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What are the general information and restriction when using digital video devices with Click to DVD Ver. 2.*?

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General information and restriction when using a digital video devices with Click to DVD Ver. 2.*.

1. Make sure that the internal memory of the computer is 256 MB or more.

2. When connecting the digital video device, use an i.LINK cable to connect instead of USB cable. USB cable cannot work on such connection.

3. Do not turn off the power to the device, disconnect the cable or perform any operations directly from the device during video capturing.

4. In order to use the device, connect the device before turning on the computer. To check if the computer has recognized the digital video device, double-click My Computer on the desktop and check whether the icon of digital video device is displayed.

5. While using other software that communicates with the digital video device together with Click to DVD, control of the device will be lost and video capture is not possible. This is because Click to DVD cannot recognize the device.

6. Only one digital video device can be connected at any given time.

7. When using Click to DVD while an i.LINK hard disk drive or USB hard disk drive is connected to the computer, a malfunction may occur. If this happens, close Click to DVD, disconnect the device connected to the computer, and then restart Click to DVD.

8. Click to DVD does not support memory readout for cassettes with cassette memory.

9. When using Click to DVD, titles registered using the index titling function for the digital video device will not be captured.

10. Click to DVD requires at least 50 MB of free space on the computer's hard disk drive to start the capturing process.

11. Video capture from the digital video device automatically stops in the following situations:
- When the tape contains an unrecorded segment of tape lasting 10 seconds or longer.
- When the date recorded on the tape precedes the date for the previously captured video. (This can occur with movies that are recorded on tape with DVgate Motion, because the original recording date is picked up along with the movie.)
- When there are no more clips recorded on the tape.
- When the status of the digital video device connected to the computer changes during video capturing.
- When the digital video device becomes disconnected from the computer while capturing video.
- When the screen aspect ratio of the video recorded on the tape changes during the course of the tape.
- When the amount of free space on your hard disk drive drops below 50 MB while capturing video.

12. Depending on the computer settings, dropped frames or missing packets may occur when capturing a video from a digital video device (for example when the picture is disrupted due to data loss resulting from high processing load during data transfer.) If this occurs, read Configuring the Computer for Use with Click to DVD, and change the settings accordingly.

13. When capturing video from tapes captured in LP mode, use the same digital video device that was used to record that video. It may not be possible to capture the video from a different digital video device.

14. If the audio mode changes while video is being captured from a digital video device, a new file is created for the second audio mode that was detected from the point where the mode was changed. If this happens, no sound may be audible in the first segment of the file.

15. If the digital video device connected to the computer is recording or on record standby, the device or capturing of video cannot be controlled.

16. Do not do the following while capturing video from a digital video device:
- Connect or disconnect the digital video device, other external devices, PC cards, or turn the device's power on or off.
- Start up any other software, or perform operations such as moving windows.
- Insert or remove a removable disk.
- Use an i.LINK connection

16. If the digital video device is equipped with a digital converter function (*), video can be captured from an analog video device connected to the digital video device. In this situation, when a tape is inserted into the digital video device, the video recorded on the tape is captured. When capturing video from an analog video device connected to a digital video device, make sure there is no tape inserted in the digital video device. Furthermore, since automatic capture cannot be performed with an analog video device, use manual capture instead. (This function allows user to connect an analog video device to a digital video device, and convert analog audio-visual signals to digital audio-visual signals, or visa-versa).

17. Only the main sound track will be captured from digital videotape recorded at 12 bit and 32kHz.

18. A DVD with both a main and sub sound track is created when capturing a digital videotape which is recorded from bi-lingual broadcasts.

19. When using a MICROMV device continuously for a long time, a short recording (less than a minute between pressing the capture button to start recording and pressing the capture button again to stop recording) may be dropped. Avoid using MICROMV devices continuously for a long time when using a tape with many short clips.