I can't find how to use the video inputs on the front of the Xcelerator option module. The documenation refers to Sonic creator and Dell Xcelerator™ for Portable Devices but I can't find either software on the computer.
The Lumanate Lazer Device Diagnostics have passed the three tests so I don't believe that there is any problem with the board. I have run the Dell utilities CD in case something was missing.
I am assuming that I can plug in my video source but I need help on how to capture that analogue video stream.
I have the same problem. As far as i can see there is no program installed on my XPS 420 thats usable for a videocamera / Xcelerator. On different stories i read about the 420 theres mentioned that Adobe elements should be installed on a new 420. Dont know if thats true but its not on mine. I sent a mail to Dellsupport and wait for the answer
Does the Sonic V10 they refer to mean Roxio DVD creator 10?
The machine came with DVD Creator 9, I tried video capture with a camera connected to the Xcelerator card, but it didn't see it. Do I need to upgrade to V10?
I have spoken to Dell Tech support by on-line chat, then by phone (but the line was so quiet I couldn't hear them!!!!) I also sent an email which is supposed to be replied to in 1 working day, but there has been no reply.
Software Supported * Roxio Creator 9.1 Premier DVD burn and authoring software that makes it easy to get movies onto disc. It allows you to import standard and high-def movies, photos, audio and video content from camcorders, digital cameras, and other sources. Create and edit home movies and slide shows into polished productions, and then record onto DVD or Blu-ray Disc., or convert for use on the web, portable devices, mobile phones, etc. * Dell Xcelerator. MCE Plug-in 1.0 (with Xcelerator feature) replaces MyDVD for media conversion (transcode, transrate, transcale) * Drivers use standard Microsoft DirectShow property sets. The drivers can be found on the Dell Resource CD.
Driver Software * The Dell Xcelerator hardware ships with the following driver software: Driver setup utility (DrvSetup.exe) WDM driver (LazerUsb.sys, LazerUsb.inf, LazerUsb.cat) Filter (LumanateX.ax) Diagnostic utility (LazrDiag.exe, LazrDiag.dev)
Check the hardware * Power off the PC * Remove the PC cover * Locate the Xcelerator hardware and verify that there is a cable that connects the Xcelerator board to the motherboard * Verify that this cable is firmly installed into each connector * Reinstall the cover back onto the chassis * Power the PC on
Driver Installation * Insert the Dell Resource CD into your CD/DVD drive * If the Dell Resource CD window does not open automatically, double click on My Computer on your desktop and then double click on the CD/DVD drive containing the Dell Resource CD * Follow the instructions provided by the Dell Resource CD to locate the video driver package for your Xcelerator card * select the Lumanate setup.exe to unzip the drivers on to the hard drive and install the drivers * At the Setup Complete screen, select Yes and click Finish to restart your system.