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help i have firewire do i need a video capture card!!!

Discussion in 'Video capturing from analog sources' started by badboy187, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. badboy187

    badboy187 Member

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    hi im fairly new to this and need to know exactly what i need to put my videos of my analog camera which has a av output only and svideo onto my computer. my computer doesnt have a video capture card)i have geforce mx 420 which has tv out) but does have firewire so does this mean i dont need a video capture card.if i do whats better out of the external boxes like the dazzle dvc 80 or the belkin video bus 11.
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    You have analog video source - your video camera, then you will need a analog video capture card to bring video into your computer. Depending on the video quality you want, many video capture cards out there for it.
     
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    Firewire would only help you if your camcorder was a digital camcorder (MiniDV, MicroDV, etc). However, you COULD find someone with a digital camcorder that supports video in -- hook up the analog camcorder to the digital camcorder and then use the DV port on the ditigal camcorder to hook it up to the Firewire port on your computer -- away you go! I very nice Analog-to-Digital converter -- and usually without the a/v sync issues most people face with taking video in on a graphics card.
     

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