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Pinnacle DV500 Plus

Building a Digital Video Capture System - Part II
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Pinnacle DV500 Plus

Input(s): DV and analog (composite and S-video)


Formats: MPEG-2 (DVD compliant),MPEG-1, MP3,Real Media, Windows Media. Also DV, DV Cam, DVCPro, Digital8, S-VHS, Hi8, VHS, Video8.
List price $779

Ratings


4.5 = Capture quality
4.5 = Software bundle
1 = Ease of installation
4 = Ability to deal with problems
2 = System requirements
4 = Documentation
Overall rating: 3 out of 5

System Requirements (Minimum)


Pentium II 450 MHz or faster compatible processor
1x32 bit PCI 2.1 slot
128 MB RAM (196 MB RAM for Windows 2000)
500 MB hard disk capacity
4 GB video hard disk (SCSI 2/UDMA-IDE)
16 bit display adapter with DirectDraw drivers
CD-ROM drive
Sound card
External video monitor
Windows 2000, NT, Me, 98SE and 98

System Requirements (Recommended)


Pentium III 550 MHz
1x32 bit PCI 2.1 slot
256 MB RAM
4 GB Hard disk capacity
18 GB SCSI video hard disk (SCSI ultra-2/UDMA-IDE)
24 bit display adapter with DirectDraw drivers
DVD-ROM drive
CD-ROM drive
Sound card
External video Monitor
Windows 2000, NT, Me, 98SE and 98

In The Box


Hardware:
DV500 PLUS 32 bit busmastering PCI card
Breakout Box
IEEE 1394 DV cable (6 pin to 4 pin)

Software


Adobe Premiere 6.0
Pinnacle Systems' TitleDeko RT
Pinnacle Systems' Impression CD-Pro
Pinnacle Systems' DV Tools
Hollywood FX Copper
Hollywood Alpha Magic
Pinnacle Systems' INSTANT Video
Adobe PhotoShop LE
SmartSound Quicktracks

DV500 PLUS 32 bit busmastering PCI card
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