Looking for a Firewire Adapter for PC

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  1. Luc D

    Luc D Second Unit

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    Any suggestions??? What's good, what's not so good...

    Whatever info you have will be helpful.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Matt DeVillier

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    I'm assuming you are looking for a PCI firewire card? I've used several (different brands and chipsets) and the only difference is what video editing software they are bundled with. I've used the ~$22 one www.newegg.com sells several times and it works like a charm.
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

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    Well, the bottom line is what do you want it for?

    If you buy a cheapie, the MS DV codec is NOT the best in the world, and quality suffers quite a bit
     
  4. Luc D

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    I need one so I can dump footage from a DV camera which I plan to edit with Adobe Premiere. I've never done this type of computer editing before and so that's why I'm asking for your input/opinions.
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

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    What are you going to be editing? Short films? Jimmy's birthday? More details please [​IMG]
     
  6. Luc D

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    Short film, non-sync sound.
     
  7. Jeff Kleist

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    Well, then it's up to you what you want to do. You will see superior results out of a card like the DV200 or DV500, or the DV Raptor series, and they come with Premiere. ($200-600)

    The cheaper cards will not yield the kind of image quality these cards do, but they do work.
     

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