Firewire card for DV capture (and DVD creation) : HERCULES versusADS Tech

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Philippe, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Philippe

    Philippe Guest

    It seems that the 2 following firewire cards are cheap and good for DV
    capture with standard software like Ulead Video Studio or Pinnacle
    Studio DV :
    - HERCULES "DV Action! DVD Edition",
    - ADS Tech "Pyro Basic DV".

    Has someone already used one of these boards under Windows XP ?
    Has someone already used one of these boards under Linux Mandrake 9.2 ?
    Has someone already used one of these boards with a SONY TRV-25 PAL
    camcorder ?

    It seems that Pinnacle Studio DV software is not reliable. Does it have
    a real advantage in comparison of Ulead Video Studio (version 7) ? In
    other words, is Ulead Video Studio 7 the best "cheap and good" video
    software to capture DV, edit video, author DVD and burn it ?

    Is 512 MB RAM absolutely necessary (I have 256 MB RAM with an Athlon
    1700+ and a NVIDIA nForce chipset driver) to handle video (capture,
    edit, process, etc) ?

    Philippe, Dec 4, 2003
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  2. Between those cards - it does not matter. As for the software, try
    downloading trials of them and have a play. I have been using Pinnacle
    Studio for a long time and like it for its simplicity - it was very easy to
    learn for me, and at that time, I found it more feature packed than Ulead.
    But, many people have many bugs with it - which I've learned to solve.
    Shaw Goh \(NetPlus Micro Computers\), Dec 5, 2003
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