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Old March 14th, 2003, 09:09 PM   #1
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Newbie wants to buy a capture card, help

Okay, I have made the upgrade to DV with a Gl2 a firestore and some way cool accessories, now I see how to get dv onto hd and firestore...but wait there's more. Can I get any advice on a good capture card and Premiere 6.5 bundle. Looking for real time and stability, of course. Price range isn't as important as easy install and quick set up.

Currently running Premiere 5.1c with Pinnacle DC30Pro (pci slot). I installed that one into my Dell Dimension 1.7ghz P4, 512 mb rambus Windows ME system.

Because the computer is full, I would need to take out the DC30 and uninstall Premiere 5.1 and replace with my upgrade. What do you think, can I really get this system going again with a new card like a Canopus, without too much hassle - or do I start over with a Kahuna Little Sister or something to build around a card?

And while were at it, does anyone know if the Canopus DV storm 2 works well, can I still import, edit and export analog NTSC to and from VHS and SVHS without rendering (don't want to get trapped having to render when not using DV format) AND does that break out box with the canopus that goes in one of the front drive bays use any hook ups from the bay (power, etc.) I have a hard drive sitting in one of the bays - could I simply put the breakout box in there too (in front of the hard drive). Does it work on winME?

Sorry for the length and thanks in advance for your help.
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Old March 16th, 2003, 08:40 PM   #2
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Trent -- the Canopus DV Storm 2 is an excellent choice, but you should really consider moving up to Windows XP for your operating system. The breakout box needs a little room behind it for cables, etc. -- you might need to relocate the drive. DV Storm presents a superb, stable environment for real-time analog and digital video capture and output. Hope this helps,
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Old March 16th, 2003, 09:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info, Chris
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Old March 17th, 2003, 03:25 AM   #4
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The Canopus, as Chris says is a good model. But it might also be worth looking at the Matrox RTX.100 for comparison itís a little cheaper than the DV storm 2, with the same sort of features.

http://www.matrox.com/video/products/rtx100/home.cfm

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Both the DV Storm & RTX.100 are excellent choices. They are the best Premiere based real-time NLE solutions currently available.
We have some really great comparison info in our RT4 real-time round up article http://www.videoguys.com/RT4.html

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