Firewire of video card for mac analog input...Which is better?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Guest, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have a G4 powermac and am going to be converting some old VHS
    tapes to digital to put onto DVD's. I have been reading about the best
    way to get the analog video into the Mac. I have read, and read, and
    read. Although there is no right answer, I would like to know what is
    generally preferred:
    a PCI card or one of the external firewire (like the canopus).

    I want the best quality possible without paying over $500.00. Must have
    SVHS input and (since my tapes are from the early 1980's) I want the
    best quality possible.

    So, which is it? PCI card or firewire? Which one and why? And
    specific recommendation would be great!

    Guest, Oct 2, 2003
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    georgess Guest

    Dont' know about a mac, but on a pc the AV cards I have used all have
    AV sync error

    There is an external device called the canopus AVDC 100 that will
    translate the anaog into digital, that you then transfer to the
    computerover firewirte
    georgess, Oct 3, 2003
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