I am looking to purchase a reasonably priced firewire/video capture card (<$300) that is compatible with Adobe Premiere 6.0 for capturing digital video, what do people suggest for a good quality purchase?
My system currently is:
AMD Thunderbird 1.1Ghz
Abit KT7-Raid motherboard
ATI All-In-Wonder 32Mg Video card
Maxtor 40G harddrive
256 Meg Ram
You should look at the Pinnacle DV 200 and DV 500. Both include a full version of Premier 6.0 along with the 3 port Firewire adapter and cable. At my Microcenter the DV 200 is $299. Considering Premier alone is $599 this is quite a bargin. DV 500 lets you edit real time instead of rendering and has other stuff but unless you have the supporting hardware it is a waste.
What is the advantage of the DV 200 over a card like the Studio DV (besides the software bundled with it)?
The last time I looked up the specs the DV500, it did not render in real time -- it does a couple of things in real time but for the most part things are slow. I made a comparison between it and the Matrox RT2000 and found many non real time stuff with the DV500. Check the specs!
The main difference between all the bundled DV-in options is the software, not the hardware, so focus on that. You can also get many them separately, if you really want to, but there's probably a bit of cost savings if you can find the right "package".