Advice choosing a firwire card?

slewis1972

Standard Member
As I now have a digital camcorder - dv65 -looking for a cheapish firewire card to transfer images/movies onto pc - aswell as move home movies onto camcorder as I have dv in/out.

Anyone care to recommend any?

Scott
 

SNICK

Active Member
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.
 

slewis1972

Standard Member
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.

Scott
 

SNICK

Active Member
the transfer to hard disc is easy enough - the fun tends to start when you then want to back up to disc
 
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Brian110507

Guest
I've never had a problem, onto disc, back to camera, to DVD, to VCD all happens within UVS7 stick with us slewis1972 we'll pull you through
 

slewis1972

Standard Member
Cheers,

I will pop down to currys and see what they have got. Otherwise - there is an Asis one on amazon that £20 plus delivery.

Scott
 

MarkE19

Moderator
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.

Mark.
 

slewis1972

Standard Member
Yeh - just got one off ebay and should arrive tomorrow along with an extra 25mb DDR Ram - so that should. Will be asking more questions when I am in apostion to.

Scott
 

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