I have never found it necessary to use the PCIe buss but wow, that's nice. I've used the usual 8 and under buck PCI cards for over a decade without issue.
As to your choice of Pinnacle, I never used that for the capture step. Last time I used WinDV (see google.)
The number of times I found other non-capture software troubles is something I lost count of.
But hey, great choice!
I just built a new computer, but the motherboard doesn't support 1394 connections so I need a 1394 firewire card to accommodate my Sony Digital 8 Camcorder.
Can someone recommend an inexpensive card which will work with PCI Express slots, Windows 7, and can accommodate real-time video capture via Pinnacle 10.5?
I was looking at this one, mainly because I like the price at around $20:
VANTEC 3-Port FireWire 400 PCIe Host Card Model UGT-FW200
Thanks so much for any help.