Transfer camcorder images - DVI / FIREWIRE/3D CARD

  da vej 10:51 28 Sep 2003
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i am looking to transfer images from my mini dv camcorder to my pc. if i was to have dvi on my graphics card would i be able to do this or am i better getting a firewire card. if a firewire card cost £50 and a graphics card say £60 would i be better getting a new graphics cards as i will only be transferring images every blue moon.
thanks

  milly54 11:25 28 Sep 2003

As I understand it,

DVI on a graphics card is intended as a digital interface for Flat Panel displays - as opposed to the analogue VGA connection - and is not an input.

For video, your best bet is to get a basic Firewire adapter card - Lucient about £30 - to go with your DV capture software (?)

If it's still images your after, then the USB route is adequate.

Milly54

  MichelleC 11:26 28 Sep 2003

DV is best transfered via firewire. You can pick them up as single port for circa £25. You can always use it for other devices later as you upgrade.

  Boy Zone 13:43 28 Sep 2003

I agree, use a firewire, it's best quality.

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