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Thread: Video Capture




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    Some advice please

    Wife is looking to do a little video editing and burning to the new DVD burner i bought for her
    Her box is P4 2.4 512mb plodder
    At the moment it only has the old G2 440mx video card in it as she hasn't done any multimedia or gaming - just office and email apps
    Need to capture video from our digital video camera so i would like to capture digital data not just analog

    Should I:

    1. Just buy a separate (PCI or even external) video capture card
    2. Upgrade to standard card that handles Digital In
    3. Go for a combined card like an All In Wonder or similar

    Is anyone doing their home movies?
    If so what do you use

    Cheers
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    Does your video camera have a Firewire port (IEEE1394)? This will supply the video signal in digital format. If there is no firewire port on your pc, I've seen add-in cards for as little as $20US. Otherwise, the machine is probably adequite for casual video editing. If you want to do a lot of it, speed will matter, and a faster cpu and a gb of ram may offer a significant speed boost to the process.

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    The camera definitely has a Firewire port
    My PC doesn't but i hadn't thought of a firewire card
    That will of course be quick
    As i don't really need a graphics update for any other reason i will strongly consider an add in PCI Firewire card
    Good advice - thank you

    Any other suggestions greatly accepted
    Cheers
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