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    Default Pinnacle Hardware Required?

    Greetings All,

    Im pretty new to video editing, I would like to ask if the Video Capture Card for the Pinnacle Studio is required? It consist of a firewire port, Composite Video and S-Video. Can I alternatively purchase a good Firewire PCI card, does the result differ from the card which Pinnacle has provided because it is just a Firewire card and not a Video capturing card?

    Alvin
    Rgds,
    Alvin

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    Hi Alvin, welcome to the forums!
    Capture cards are mostly required for analog video capture, when quality can differ. In case of digital capture, the only requirement is a firewire port, either on the motherboard, or on a PCI extension, or a dedicated capture card.
    So if you want to capture from digital (MiniDV, Digital the you don't really need a capture card. All you need is a Firewire port, and Studio, such as any other software, will work fine with that.

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    Hi!
    Thanks for the invaluable advice. It definately helped me cost save!

    Alvin
    Rgds,
    Alvin

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