Digital video editing software and firewire cards

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Lanny Smith, Aug 1, 2003.

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    Lanny Smith Guest

    I have a Sony digital camcorder and have transferred video to my PC
    using USB 1.1. The quality is poor and I'm considering buying a
    firewire card for my PC. I've seen firewire cards and editing
    software sold as a package. Any recommendations for these products
    would be appreciated. Either as individual units or as a package.
    Lanny Smith, Aug 1, 2003
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    MD Vid Guest

    MD Vid, Aug 1, 2003
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    John Guest

    Yep. You'd be crazy not to buy a firewire card
    John, Aug 1, 2003
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    Juan Lauda Guest

    Here in the UK we can buy Pinnacle Studio DV Clip. This consists of Pinnacle
    Studio 8 SE, a PCI Firewire card and a 6-4 pin Firewire cable. Typical
    discounted price here is GBP 30 or less so I would expect you to be able to
    pick it up in the US for USD 30 - 40.

    If you're a Windows XP user then you could just buy the cheapest firewire
    card and 6-4 pin cable that you can find and use the Movie Maker 2 software
    that comes free with Windows XP for DV capture and editing.

    AFAIK, the USB 1.1 streaming only supports transfer of MPEG compressed
    movies with low resolution, hence the poor quality. You need the DV link to
    your PC for full DVD resolution transfers.
    Juan Lauda, Aug 1, 2003
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    Jerry Jones Guest

    Jerry Jones, Aug 1, 2003
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    Keith Clark Guest

    Many Firewire cards are bundled with editing software.

    Take a trip down to your local Frys or CompUSA and see what's on the

    Then go to Pricewatch and get a better price. ;->

    Keith Clark, Aug 1, 2003
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