APAS DIGITAL VIDEO
The following instructions describe
the installation and capture process using the SIIG 1394 DV-CAM KIT hardware
and ULEADVIDEO STUDIO 3.0 software for use with the Ariel Performance Analysis
System (APAS)/Microsoft Windows 98-Second Edition computer systems. The
installation of the Studio DV by Pinnacle, is basically the same.
The following hardware/software is
recommended for Digital Video capturing/editing.
II 333-MHz computer (or equivalent)
least 64 MB RAM
MB of available hard disk space
Card with 8 MB RAM (PCI or AGP)
f. Windows 98 Second Edition or later.
Make sure that you are using the Second Edition. This is the operating system by microsoft which allow the use of the IEEE 1394 technology.
The SIIG 1394 hardware is fully
compliant with PCI Plug-n-Play 2.1.
Follow the directions outlined in the SIIG 1394 DV-Cam Kit Users
the software CD into the CD-ROM drive. Click on Start, and then Run. Type in X:\Utility\Setup\Autoexec.exe
and click on OK (where X is the
CD-ROM drive letter).
Install Ulead VideoStudio 3.0 and
follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. It is recommended to install Netshow
Tools 3.0 and Quick Time 3.0 utilities that are
also located on the CD. For additional
information on the Ulead VideoStudio
software, double-click on the Read Me icon in the Ulead VideoStudio startup
NOTE: APAS computers, with the DV option, purchased directly from Ariel
Dynamics, Inc. already have the hardware installed and the software options
configured. Additionally, these systems
have tested the DV capture hardware and software for correct operation.
Digital Video Capture Process
the 4-pin connector of the 1394 DV cable (i.Link cable) to the camcorder and
power on the camcorder in the PLAY
mode (the DV tape should already be inserted in the camcorder). Connect the
other end of the DV cable to the IEEE 1394 Firewire capture board. The camcorder should be recognized by the
on the UleadVideo Studio icon located in the APAS-System folder (or on the
Windows desktop). This will open the
UleadVideo Studio capture/edit software.
the Device Control. This step is only
required a single time. Once the Device
control is set, the device control remains in memory until changed by the user.
Global Commands button
the Current Device to MS 1394 Device Control from the drop
down list of capture drivers. This will
allow the VideoStudio software to communicate directly with the JVC camcorder
by utilizing the VCR-like buttons. NOTE:
The camera must be powered on and connected, otherwise, this driver will
not be available.
OK to proceed.
the selected codec. This step is only required a single time. Once the desired codec is set, it remains in
the template until changed by the user.
the Global Commands button to make
any changes to the selected template.
the Templates Manager command
recommended template for the JVC GR-DVL9500 digital camcorder is AVI, 720x480 resolution, 29.97fps, DV NTSC. Click on this template and then select the EDIT button.
the Compression tab and select the
desired codec. The recommended codecs
are either the Indeo 5.04 codec or the Morgan Multimedia MJPEG codec The user
can also adjust the compression quality at this menu.
the OK button to return to the
Templates Manager menu.
the CLOSE button to proceed.
a New Video Project.
a. Select the New Project icon.
the name, subject, path and any other descriptive information. NOTE: The hard disk drive on computers supplied by
Ariel Dynamics is partitioned into several logical drives. In this case, the E:\ drive has been
reserved for storing the video files.
the template with the desired settings.
The recommended template for the JVC GR-DVL9500 digital camcorder is AVI, 720x480 resolution, 29.97fps, DV,
NTSC with either the Indeo 5.04 codec or the Morgan Multimedia MJPEG
codec. Refer to step #4 above for
instructions on changing the template/codec settings.
the OK button to proceed.
the mouse and click the VCR buttons to position the videotape prior to the
desired starting point. Then Pause the video. NOTE:
The recorded image will not be displayed on the Ulead monitor until the
Capture button is selected. However,
the image can be viewed directly from the camcorder LCD display or by using an
external monitor connected to the S-Video Out connector on the camcorder.
the Capture process.
the Play button to start the
the CAPTURE Video button prior to
the desired starting point. This will
start the image capture.
the OK button to begin capturing
video to the hard disk. If desired,
this menu can be toggled on or off by selecting the F6 key on the keyboard, select the Ulead VideoStudio tab and then activate/deactivate the Enable Press OK To Capture option.
the ESC key on the keyboard to stop
the capture process.
the PAUSE or STOP button to stop the videotape.
the captured video file.
the FINISH menu located in the upper
right corner of the display.
the video file by selecting either the Save
or Save As buttons. The video is saved in Raw Digital Video (DV)
format. The Ulead VideoStudio software
provides the Make Movie option to compress the Raw DV file using the
compression codec specified in the Global Options template. This process results in a smaller size video
file, but is NOT recommended for
APAS analysis. The Raw DV file will be
compressed during the trim process in the Ariel Trimmer module.
the CAPTURE menu located at the top of the screen and repeat steps 6 through 10
to capture additional camera/control views.
The captured AVI files are labeled sequentially (using the first 4
letters of the project name) and are stored in the location specified in Step #
5b. For example, if the project is
named DISCUS, the captured video files would be named disc001.avi, disc002.avi
The user may choose to rename these files with a more descriptive name
prior to performing the digitizing process.
the Ulead program
Click the X in the upper right corner of the display to close and exit the Ulead VideoStudio program.
next step is to trim the captured video using the Ariel Trimmer module.
In the next page you will have hand on description of how to capture the video.