I have an EzCap 116 capture device, which can capture video and audio from composite cables.
I capture the video in VirtualDub using its "Capture AVI" function. VirtualDub apparently encodes the video into .avi with the MPEG-1 codec and generates the video file.
These play perfectly in VLC.
However, I would like to do some editing in Sony Vegas. At first, I was getting an error,
Video: stream attributes could not be determined., which I determined was a codec issue after some Googling. After playing around with the ffdshow VFW configuration, I was able to make Sony Vegas recognize and play the video file.
The problem is that the quality is absolutely awful in Vegas. The picture is blocky, wavy and very laggy. I don't understand why it would be, because like I said, these videos play perfectly in VLC and in VirtualDub.
I have a video example of the problem, which can be seen here:
(I know the audio is off, that's not my concern at the moment)
Why is Sony Vegas violently butchering my video stream? I've never dealt with this problem before.