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Video Capture

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Willard, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. Willard

    Willard Who, me?

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    Guys,

    I'm looking for a low-cost video capture thing that plugs into a USB port. What works well?
     
  2. srhoades

    srhoades

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    Capturing using USB is not recommended. If it's not USB 2.0 then your asking for more than trouble. Does the device you have support firewire? Firewire cards are rather inexpensive. Or, if you have a laptop get a firewire PCMCIA card.
     

  3. Willard

    Willard Who, me?

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    The USB ports I have are USB 2.0

    To use FireWire, I would have to add a card. So, would I be better off adding a video capture card? My video camera (Hi8) doesn't have a FireWire port.

    Thanks for the input!
     
  4. srhoades

    srhoades

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    If all you have is the video out then I would recommend a capture card over USB.