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Importing video from an MPEG2 hardware device
To import video from an MPEG2 hardware device:
1 Connect the MPEG2 hardware device to your computer using the appropriate cable.
2 On the Media Import Home page, click Video.
3 On the Video Import Home page, in the Device drop-down list, select the MPEG2 hardware device.
4 In the Input box, specify the type of connection to the video capture device.
5 If your Input type is Video Tuner, select the channel from which you want to import video.
6 If you want to specify the amount of video to be captured, in hours and minutes, select Set Capture Length, and enter the time, in hours and minutes. For example, to capture 30 minutes of video, enter 00:30.
7 Optional: To change your audio source or the broadcast standard, click Options.
8 Optional: To improve the picture quality, click Enhance and use the sliders to adjust the following settings:
n Brightness: The amount of light in the video, and the difference between the light and dark areas in the video.
n Hue: The amount of red, green, and blue color in the video.
n Contrast: The difference between the light and dark areas of the video.
n Saturation: The strength, or depth, of color in the video.
n Sharpness: The amount of detail or sharpness of edges.
9 In the Save To box, select the folder in which you want to save the media files.
10 In the Rename files text box, enter a name for the new video file.
Media Import uses the text you enter to name the new video file. If a file with this name already exists in the selected location, Media Import appends a five-digit number to the name (for example, “Imported Videos 00001”).
11 Click Capture now.
Media Import copies the video to your hard disk. While it copies the video, Media Import shows the amount of video copied, in hours, minutes and seconds, and indicates how much disk space is available on your hard disk, in GB.
12 When you are finished importing video, click Stop capture.
A thumbnail of the new video file appears in your Import Bin.
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