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Anonymous
September 24, 2004 12:46:46 PM

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I am new to all this Video stuff as I am a still photographer and my
wife bought a Video camera whilst overseas.

Question is, do I have to put a Video Capture card into my PC to
download her DV tapes to edit them. If so, what should I buy ???

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Anonymous
September 24, 2004 12:46:47 PM

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You need a firewire card and cable to connect the camera. Many firewire cards
come with the cable. You will also need editing software, but many people find
Windows Movie Maker 2 perfectly acceptable for a beginner program.

These firewire cards can be had as cheap as $10, although one with a cable might
be more.

Technically firewire is more of a data transfer process, not a video capture
card.

"Dunco" <garyduncan@nospam.iinet.net.au> wrote in message
news:41535256.3020207@nospam.iinet.net.au...
>I am new to all this Video stuff as I am a still photographer and my wife
>bought a Video camera whilst overseas.
>
> Question is, do I have to put a Video Capture card into my PC to download her
> DV tapes to edit them. If so, what should I buy ???
>
Anonymous
September 24, 2004 12:46:47 PM

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"Dunco" wrote ...
>I am new to all this Video stuff as I am a still photographer and my wife
>bought a Video camera whilst overseas.

Assuming it is the same video standard (PAL, SECAM, NTSC)
as you use at home? If not, that could be a problem.

> Question is, do I have to put a Video Capture card into my PC to download
> her DV tapes to edit them. If so, what should I buy ???

What kind of camera is it? Does it have Firewire/iLink/IEEE1394 ?
Anonymous
September 25, 2004 10:56:08 PM

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Thanks to all...I purchased a Firewire card, cable etc for a few dollars
and all are operating correctly.



Dunco wrote:
> I am new to all this Video stuff as I am a still photographer and my
> wife bought a Video camera whilst overseas.
>
> Question is, do I have to put a Video Capture card into my PC to
> download her DV tapes to edit them. If so, what should I buy ???
>
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