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Old August 22nd, 2005, 01:26 PM   #1
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Installing an old DVraptor card

Hey all...

I need to set up a basic DV editing station in my office. I have a Dell GX-150 1.0 Ghz PC running Windows 2000 and I'm using Premiere 6.5.

Question: Rather than invest in an expensive DV to Composite adaptor for monitoring I'm looking at using a DVraptor card. They're about 5 years old and they gave you composite/component video out to drive an NTSC monitor.

Can anyone recommend this setup from personal experience? Any compatibility issues to look out for?

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George
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 02:30 PM   #2
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Your DV camera may support passing the DV signal from the computer through its analog jacks (check the manual), in which case you could hook up a television monitor to it for editing.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 11:27 AM   #3
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George,
Older, slower systems is whst the original Raptor was designed for.
The card is more than just a firewire I/O, it buffers the video on board to help smooth out playback. I had one in my first dual 1GZ box and it was butter smooth while scrubbing the timeline in Premiere 6.01. The S connector out drives a TV/monitor just fine. Any FX rendering will, of course, be slow compared to a "modern" machine. All in all, it's a great solution for your purposes.
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Old August 27th, 2005, 02:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Even if I just get video out of it for normal speed playback I'll be happy. Just need to check the video on a standard TV monitor. Don't have a DV camera to use and need something permanent.

Will look for one and give it a try.

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