I bought a PC line Video kit (24.99 from currys) which comes with both a card/cable and software (which I haven't used) so far I've been pleased with the results. If you want to pay 39.99+ then I guess the Dazzle DV clip or Pinnacle entry package seem reasonable. to me however, i'd rather use the MS movie maker, which you can download 4 free.
Is it easy with firewire - once hooked upto the camcorder - as mine supports dv in/out to transfer a mome made film via ulead videostudio7 onto the tapes on the camcorder. As I then plan on transfering from the camcorder onto vhs.
A basic OHCI card will be fine. All firewire cards will be OHCI, ieee1394 complient and therefore buying a 'Branded' card will offer no real advantages - only increase the purchase price.
Firewire cards are easily available online from around £15 including DV cable and as mentioned above are easily as good as any of the branded cards. The only advantage of the branded cards is the supplied software that can often be of better quality than the cheaper cards - if supplied.