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"all-in-one" video card or video card+tv tuner and capture

by smholla / January 27, 2005 12:49 PM PST

I am just getting into video editing on my PC and i am looking to open up new doors by getting a capture card to import video much easier. I also will be needing a better video card on top of that cuz its weak! I'm running AMD 2700+ with 512mb ram and windows xp, which would be a better purchase, an "all-in-one" video card or should i get a video card and a capture card individually? i'm looking to spend around $200. Any input would help.. thanks!

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ati can't go wrong
by troyboy / January 27, 2005 1:16 PM PST

May I suggest you look at the following url:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-345&depa=1 Don't forget to look at the reviews....

ATI all in wonder 9600. TV on demand,etc. I use one to upload all my camcorder home movies as well as watching and recording TV. The prices have come down and within your budget.

I run Amd 3000XP but ran the 2200 for the longest time without problems. Good luck

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The three types I've used successfully
by TONI H / January 27, 2005 9:37 PM PST

Are the ATI 9700 Pro AIW card.......I had a little difficulty understand how to set it up in the TV controls for the VCR, but their tech support was great and gave me great detailed email instructions on how to do it. (This was my first attempt at video capture so I was really rough around the edges when it came to comprehending the theory....once I got into it a little more, it made more sense to me, the bells started ringing, and future installations worked much more smoothly).

I used the Dazzle capture device....this little gadget sits on the desktop and is the go-between for the vcr/tv and the video/sound cards and does all the capturing for you hooked to a regular video card and works quite well.

The setup I'm using now is a separate video capture card inside the case and it came packaged with a suite called Pinnacle Studio AV/DV Deluxe....and I'm happier with it than anything else I used. I don't particularly care for the Pinnacle capture program because it didn't do things the way I needed them to be done, and use a different capture program normally, but the Pinnacle program is pretty powerful for easy and creative video editing. I wasn't into the editing part as much as I was into just capturing and burning so use a one step process program to get that done with instead. If I was going to get into the editing part of it more, the Pinnacle Studio 9 that came with the suite and the capture card would be the route I would take.


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