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Old March 23rd, 2007, 12:18 PM   #1
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Which cheap capture card?

Hey all :)

I've been thinking about getting a cheap capture card for my old Canon Hi8 camcorder. I've seen one called InnoDV MediaCombo III, but I can't seem to find a whole lot of info on it. I need to capture analog from the Canon and possibly DV at a later date, and this card seems to do both.

Does anyone know about it, or an alternative? I'd like to keep it under a 100 bucks. :)
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 04:51 PM   #2
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Hey all :)

I've been thinking about getting a cheap capture card for my old Canon Hi8 camcorder. I've seen one called InnoDV MediaCombo III, but I can't seem to find a whole lot of info on it. I need to capture analog from the Canon and possibly DV at a later date, and this card seems to do both.

Does anyone know about it, or an alternative? I'd like to keep it under a 100 bucks. :)
How about a new video card? Most come with s-video capture built in. (Firewire cards are only $10).
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 04:58 PM   #3
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Oh yeah, I guess that'd work, hadn't really thought of that. Mainly because the last time I captured through a video card it could only handle small clips and framerates. But that was quite a few years back, so it might have changed now. :)
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Old March 27th, 2007, 10:28 PM   #4
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If the only thing you need to do is capture your old Hi8 tapes, you might be better off buying a used D8 camcorder; you can find one on eBay for less than $200 and the quality will be as high as it can be, guaranteed. Plus you won't have to worry about audio/video sync, lack of timecode, and you could do batch capture in case you don't need the whole video...
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