Analogue video capture cards

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Catherine
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Hi,

I wanted to get a card that would capture analogue video for my Sony Vaio RX406, does anyone have any recommendations? I am looking for something that gives good quality.

Is it best to go for a card, or a USB device? I was intending to fit it myself, too, so I don't want something mega complex, although I have fitted my own RAM and a CD drive before.

If anyone knows something good, please tell me where you get it, preferably from somewhere that ships to the UK!

Thanks,
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Hi, I have an older LifeView card that I use with winME, it works ok with its own programme but I can't get the Movie Maker application to recognise it. Have had some great results though. There is a LifeView2000 card that is also reputed to be very good.
 

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Thanks, I will check that one out. I am using XP though, so I will find out if the new one is compatible.

Anyone else have any recommendations?
 
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Hi, a friend of mine uses the 2000 with xp. I think USB ports are for use with 100% digital cameras, rather than analogue.
 
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Yes, I'm looking for the same. I discovered one from a company called ADAPTEC (VideOh) that costs $70 (U.S.). A link to it follows:
http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/pr...=/Technology/Video/Video+Capture+and+Creation

The above uses USB 1.1, but if you don't have USB, they have a PCI card that'll do the same for over $100.

As I've mentioned, I'm looking for the same thing, to save analog video from my camcorder to files on a hard drive, and at a low cost. The Adaptec VideOh seems to fit this, in addition to having software to create a video disk on CD or DVD.

The LifeView company produces the FlyVideo cards, website at http://www.lifeview.com and store at http://store.yahoo.com/lifeview-usa

This seems to be the least expensive (about $50 U.S.) I found thus far.

BTW, I also discovered some "generics" as low as $15 here http://www.pricewatch.com/1/214/3847-1.htm

If anyone else is aware of other lesser expensive products, please let us know.
 
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