I am looking for a video capture solution which can capture analog video at 720x480 store the video as lossless DV compress the previously captured DV to MPEG2 at (or close to) realtime cost less than $500US. I really don't want a software compressor as I don't wish to wait several hours for a single hour of DV to be converted to MPEG2. As I wish to have the option of editing the captured video in such a way that doesn't introduce artifacts, I want to have MPEG2 encoding hardware available to compress the video post-capture. edit: I have found that the MPEGPro MVR does not capture to DV, so it's no longer an option. The only solution I have found that meets my criteria is the Canopus MPEGPRO MVR. Though Canopus is well respected in the video community and nary a negative word is spoken about their ADVC-100 A/D D/A video converter, I just wish I could find some substantive reviews of the hardware as opposed to re-worded press releases. Also, this is a no-frills card that has no DV input should I acquire such a video device in the future and hasn't a video output if the time comes that I wish to dump the results to tape. The former, I suppose, could be taken care of by a Firewire card and the latter by a cheap hardware DVD decoder. But that's two less card slots available in an already cramped case. The best solution, in theory, would be to find a dedicated MPEG2 hardware compression board for ~$230 and pair it with the aforementioned ADVC-100. Does such a beast exist? I would greatly appreciate any advice offered on this subject.