An option I'm considering in order to get better quality VHS video in than my Belkin thingy offers is the Canopus ADVC-50. It seems well reviewed, and I'm intrigued by the video/audio lock: I've already seen some problems with video/audio sync, and it seems to be a general problem with analog video capture.
However, what I can't work out from anything I've read is what it takes to make it work. By that I mean, it says that it works with/requires an existing DV capture card. I note that it has a DV out socket. Does this mean that, in order to capture, you run a cable from the DV out socket on the front panel of the Canopus to the DV in socket on your Firewire card? And will any old Firewire card do? And supposing, instead of front mounting it, you mount it in a PCI slot - what, if anything, does that change?
Any explanation of how the Canopus works/is configured would be much appreciated. Thanks, Ian.
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