Video capture card question

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
Windows 2K

Thanks ;-)
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  1. why not get an internal cap card? they are cheaper and more reliable (better) from what i heard. i am happy with my g400 with hardware mjpeg capture. great qual.
  2. That (internal capture card) is what I am looking for (ie: Pinnacle - Studio DV etc)
  3. 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.
  4. What is the advantage of the DV 200 over a card like the Studio DV (besides the software bundled with it)?
  5. 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!

    Good luck.

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    What the heck was that all about!
  6. flagg,

    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".

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    I think that should give you some background to work from.


    the more I learn, the less I'm sure I know... :eek:
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