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Plutoniq
May 20, 2004, 06:29 PM
I'm looking for something to replace my Irez Capsure PCMCIA video card, as I'm finding myself using OS X primarily these days (Capsure only works in OS 9).

I'm really looking for something in a reasonable price range (Under $200), just something simple with Composite and S-Video Inputs. I'm not really interested in USB 1.1 devices as they compress the video onboard because of the low bandwidth of USB. Firewire seems like the best option to me. Resolution, well at least it should do full resolution NTSC & PAL. I consider myself a hobbiest with video, so it doesn't have to be "Pro Pro" level gear.

Any ideas?

Thankx

Ryan

szark
May 20, 2004, 07:04 PM
Check out this list (http://www.bensoftware.com/help/devices.html). (DV converter devices)

Most are under $300, the DAC-100 is under $200.

darkwing
May 20, 2004, 07:17 PM
I'm looking for something to replace my Irez Capsure PCMCIA video card, as I'm finding myself using OS X primarily these days (Capsure only works in OS 9).

I'm really looking for something in a reasonable price range (Under $200), just something simple with Composite and S-Video Inputs. I'm not really interested in USB 1.1 devices as they compress the video onboard because of the low bandwidth of USB. Firewire seems like the best option to me. Resolution, well at least it should do full resolution NTSC & PAL. I consider myself a hobbiest with video, so it doesn't have to be "Pro Pro" level gear.

Any ideas?

Thankx

Ryan

Get the Dac-100. tavideo-tek.com/content/product_info/dvformatconverters/dac100/dac100_important_updates.htm

$180 on ebay buy it now regularly. I sold mine because I finally got a digital 8 camera which also does conversion for $400.