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October 28, 2010 2:29:39 PM

Hello everyone,

I have this motherboard, GA-790XTA-UD4 . It has a firewire port on the back. Even with the firewire port connecting directly to the motherboard I still need a capture card to transfer the video to the PC right? I'm trying to convert analog tapes to digital video.

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a b V Motherboard
October 28, 2010 3:15:02 PM

First i'm not sure this topic goes under motherboards lol :lol: 

Ok so are you are trying to use your camcorder for this or what exactly?
If you are then you might be able to just plug in the cam to the firewire (ie. the vhs player into the cam > cam to the pc) but you would still need some software so it can receive and convert the signal (analog > digital )

Some video capture cards can support your typical rca inputs for video.


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October 28, 2010 5:13:14 PM

Thanks for the reply Gekko. I apologize if this is the wrong thread.

I'm using a Sony Handycam to transfer old videos on tape to my hardrive. Here's a pic of what I'm trying to do.





Basically, I just want to convert my 8mm tapes to digital. I have Adobe Premier as my video software.
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a b V Motherboard
October 28, 2010 5:45:36 PM

I don't know where this thread would go :lol:  so don't worry about it x)

And sorry mate, but i don't see no pik o-o? NVM! :lol:  it came up after i posted x)

Well i haven't done it myself - but from what i've read and heard, if you got a cam and firewire with the video software - it should work. The cam will transfer the video to the pc: all you need is the software to be able to decode the signal and then convert it to digital so it comes out as a video file on your end and not a raw file.

I might be off somewhere so feel free to keep asking :) 
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October 28, 2010 6:20:38 PM

I believe you are right Gekko. I've downloaded three different capture software products and all of them are telling me that they cannot find any devices connected to the firewire port. So, not sure why the computer isn't recognizing that my camcorder is connected to it.

Also, the firewire is 4-pin to 4-pin.
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a b V Motherboard
October 28, 2010 8:49:19 PM

Looks like a 6-pin in the picture O-o?

Hmm - and your cam is showing that it is sending out a video display??

If anything you might have to purchase a video capturing card - or a usb video capturing card.
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October 28, 2010 11:25:22 PM

It's a 4-pin. The cable came with the camera.

A/V DV out is set to ON on the camera.

I've looked for a couple capture cards. Do you think these would suit my needs? Do they need a firewire port on the card itself or can it recognize the firewire port on the motherboard?

1. Hauppauge 558
2. Hauppauge 166
3. Pinnacle
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