Best Audio / Video Input?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jason Quillen, Nov 11, 2001.

  1. Jason Quillen

    Jason Quillen Supporting Actor

    Nov 1, 2000
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    I was talking with another member about getting all my tapes (mostly Buffy tapes) on to CD-Rs. I have a new pentium 4 Dell and was just wondering about a good audio / video input card? I know nothing about them, so if anyone could help me out or point me in the right direction I'd be grateful.
  2. Mike_Carroll

    Mike_Carroll Agent

    Oct 31, 2001
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    I have had great luck with the DC 30 NTSC Capture/Playback card by Pinnacle . However, you may want to look at the DC 1000, and if you can spend a little more, the DC 2000. This card allows you to capture an NTSC source as an AVI or Quicktime file. With the bundled Adobe Premiere that ships with the DC 30, DC 1000 and DC 2000, users can you create various transitions and effects and output it back to tape. You can also save it into a file for computer viewing or to write out to CD-R.
    It supports S and Composite video, capturing an interlaced NTSC source at 29.97FPS with stereo audio up to 16 bits. The full 60 fields are maintained for playback. It is suggested to use this board with a dedicated HDD with a fast BUS. The faster you can capture and playback files, the least amount of compression you will need to apply.
    The card is easy to install, and full support of their drivers are on the company's website.
    Best regards,
    Mike Carroll Jr.

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