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Old July 18th, 2003, 02:16 AM   #1
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Is the firewire in Audigy card good enough for capture?

I'd like to be able to transfer dv from my camcorder to my PC but I am out of spare PCI slots. Thus I'm planning to change my current SB Live soundcard and put in an Audigy (1st generation) instead to aquire a firewire port.

Question is, is this card good enough for dv capture? Since it's all digital I shouldn't lose quality should I?

Or what might be the drawbacks compared to a a firewire-only card from for example Adaptec?

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Old July 18th, 2003, 05:40 AM   #2
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Ya know I was wondering the same thing. Once I pull my Pinnacle DV500 I'll only be left with my Audigy for capture. As long as it OHCI compliant it should be fine.
Anyone on here use an audigy as their primary IEEE?
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Old July 18th, 2003, 09:01 AM   #3
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Some people use them with no problems. Others cannot use them. The only thing you can do is try it and see if it works. If it doesn't, then add a standard OHCI card (such as pyro or SIIG). Any standard OHCI card should work as long as you don't have other conflicts (such as IRQ's...)
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Old July 18th, 2003, 09:43 AM   #4
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I use it; it's fine. Just don't try to capture to a firewire hard drive on the same interface.
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Old July 20th, 2003, 10:45 AM   #5
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I'm using the fireWire on my Audigy2. Works fine. Not sure about the Audigy1 cards though, I don't think the SB1394 specs have changed, they made them OHCI compliant.
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Old July 20th, 2003, 03:14 PM   #6
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I just captured 13 gigs of raw DV with 0 dropped frames with my Audigy 1. Works well.
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Old July 21st, 2003, 02:14 AM   #7
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Many thanks

I thank you all for your swift replies. I am glad to finally have found a good dv forum with active members. You'll probably hear from me again as soon as I get going ;)

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Old December 4th, 2003, 01:02 AM   #8
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my sound card has a SB1394 slot, is it the same as IEEE 1394? can i use it to transfer my dv films to the computer?
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Old December 4th, 2003, 08:01 AM   #9
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<<<-- Originally posted by Johnny Cheung : my sound card has a SB1394 slot, is it the same as IEEE 1394? can i use it to transfer my dv films to the computer?
thnx -->>>

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