Check your camera. Does it have a firewire connection? Does it have a USB 2.0 connection? If it doesn't, then you won't be able to connect it to the computer without a video capture device.
can IEEE port be used to connect an analog video camera to the computer? I have always assumed that one can only connect a digital video camera to a computer via IEEE 1394 port, but a salesperson at Dell Computers said one can do it through a firewire port. Is he right?
I have a IEEE 1394 PCI card, nVidia GeForce FX 5200 TV-out and DVI card, Win XP, and I installed a Pinnacle PCTV card to capture video from my analog video camera.
Is Pinnacle card unnecessary? Pinnacle card took my only free slot.