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Video Capture Cards

I am tasked with digitizing off some of our old beta / vhs and camcorded footage to mpeg/avi formats and I am looking at a good capture card that will work with Premier and other 3rd party apps. So far these are the 2 I am looking at

WinTV-PVR-350 $199
http://www.hauppauge.com/Pages/products/data_pvr350.html

Canopus ADVC 100 $299
http://www.canopus.us/US/products/advc-100/pt_advc-100.asp

Any advice or recommendations? Mostly Im just going to be hooking up AV Cables and clicking play-record. The first we got (a dazzle) was less than satisfactory. OS XP , 3Ghz, 1gig ram

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Video Capture Cards

Thank you for including the links to the sites.
I think the Canopus ADVC100 is the better choice, since it will do analog to digitial conversion then you can capture the video via firewire into Premier. John

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Hauppauge

Ive never seen a program yet that balked at the 350's capture file. The hardware encoder is the difference.
Ulead comes with, for codeing captured files. 350 likes the first pci slot.

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Canopus

I use the Canopus ADVC100 converter, and am very happy with the results. It's on the expensive side, but if you're going to be doing lots of video capture, I think it's worth it.

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