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    Default Clueless NooB av/dv Hardware Req

    Well after 3 hours of searching and reading through the forum I have to say I now officialy know even less than I thought I did about video editing.

    After recently copying all my old audio tapes to cd I decided it was time to do the self same with my video and home video collection.

    However after spending the last 3 hours on the forum I'm clueless as to what hardware / software to go with.

    What I would like to be able to do is have the abaility to do the following

    copy vhs to dvd and edit if required
    copy dvd to pc and edit to burn back onto another dvd
    copy 8mm from my old camcorder to dvd and edit if required
    for future use support a dv camcorder, currently the only dv recording ability I have is on my Fuji F410

    While budget is not an issue, I'm no millionare by any standard and thus would like to get the best kit for what I need but not something with features I'm not going to use.

    Can anyone recomend a suitable card / software.

    I was ( before finding and reading through this forum ) going to purchase a pinnacle av/dv delux, but have to confess now I'm not sure :(

    Thanks in advance
    A

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    What sort of budget are you aiming at? (the less, the better, I know )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Thorpe
    What sort of budget are you aiming at? (the less, the better, I know )
    Hi Mike and thanks for your reply.

    As stated I had initialy thought about the pinnacle delux which I've seen in my usual online haunts for around 120 ish.

    I would be happy to go upto 200-250 if what I was buying was worth it, as obviously any cash saved could go towards a new digital camcorder.

    Something else to take into consideration is I only have one spare PCI slot, I can free another slot buy replacing my nebula tv card with a USB one but would like to avoid.

    I would prefer something internal, a breakout box is fine but my study is already cluttered with external devices and scsi boxes, printers, scanners etc etc.

    Regards
    A

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    Just to note that budget of 200-250 is the total budget that has to include any additional software as well as hardware required

    Thanks again
    A

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    My tip would be to invest in a DV camera with analogue pass-through. This means you can spend all the cash you would have spent on the converter on the camera, and still convert all those analogue tapes.

    For the software I'd recommend Pure Motion Edit Studio.

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