I have a Sony analog camcorder and VCR. I have been recording tapes in analog format for quite a few years and would like to begin converting them to DVD's. The last few weeks I have been looking at different hardware and software to do this and most favorable reviews I have read are on Canopus. I am looking at the ADVC 100 analog to digital conversion box. What I am trying to figure out since this is a conversion box, can I run my analog tapes thru this box with a separate firewire card connected to the box? If so, should I use IEEE 1394b (800mbs) vs IEEE 1394a (400mbs)? What advantages would using firewire offer over the regular analog connection? Any help on this is apprciated.