Firewire PCI card advice

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  1. John Wilson

    John Wilson Supporting Actor

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    I recently purchased Pinnacle's Studio 8 S/W for a real good price. I have a Canon Optura miniDV camcorder so I figure I need a firewire card to capture and edit video. Can anyone recommend a reliable and reasonably priced firewire card that works with Studio 8 and Win XP Pro? Thanks in advance!
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  2. Darren Lewis

    Darren Lewis Supporting Actor

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    I bought a cheap genric one and it works fine for my basic use. Windows identifies it as a Texas Instruments OHCI compliant chip.
    Make sure it's OHCI compliant, whichever brand you get.
    If you want a branded make, I've been told that the ADS Pyro Range is good.
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Pyro's aren't very good, if for no other reason than they use Microsoft's DV codec, which has a lot of quality issues with it.

    It all depends on how much you're willing to spend, $200 is a bare minimum
     
  4. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    I love the Orange Micro cards. I think you can get one that has both FireWire and USB 2.0 on it for less then $100....and they are both Mac and PC compatible.
     

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