Will this combination work ?

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landrover
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Joined: Nov 26 2001

Hi I am so new to this game I,m not even born yet.
my made up computer has a gigabyte 7ZXR m/board, with raid & UDMAI.
60 gig H/D, UDMA100 at 7200rpm.
AMD aTHLON 1 GIG cpu 266 fsb.
512 mb 133 mhz 168 pin dimm memory.
If I buy the Pinnacle DV500 Plus, editing software together with the Panasonic NVMX8B camcorder will it all work ?
Any additional comments on the camcorder and/or the DV 500 would also be appreciated.
Many thanks from an embrionic film maker.

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Alan

Alan

cedmondson
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Joined: Oct 23 2001

Alan,
I'm not able to address all the points you raise but a couple of comments may help.
1. Video capture cards (such as DV500) tend to be particular about motherboard & to a lesser extent graphics card. Go to the Pinnacle website to see whether your combination are OK. Have a look whilst you're there to see what kind of problems users of the card are facing & whether they seem to be getting resolved.
2. Install a 2nd disk drive for your video files. Your 60Gb disk would be fine for this purpose in which case a smaller one to install the operating system & software is needed.
3. Windows 2000 is probably the operating system of choice (XP is too new / not fully supported)
4. I can't comment on your choice of camcorder but check whether it's already DV-in enabled OR alternatively whether you can get it enabled if you want to be able to export finished DV material back to the camcorder.

John Disdle
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Joined: Dec 28 2000

Your motherboard is not on the Pinnacle list.This does not mean it will not work, but would be better to get one that does. I use an Asus A7M266 and win2k. This works very well and is stable.

I tried the DV500 in a Gigabyte GA2000 m/board and it worked ok. There is hope!

If you read my posting on this board,you will see I have problems with scanning DV tapes. Don`t let this put you off the DV500.
At the moment I have tapes that scan one day but not the next. I am working on it, and if I find anything usefull will put it here.

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landrover
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Joined: Nov 26 2001

Thanks to you both for your comments. I have taken them on board and am now going in the right direction.
Alan.

Alan

col
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Joined: Jun 12 1999

A great MOBO, fast and very easy to set up.

Trouble is that it is not on conpatibility lists for any of the top real time systems, the main problem seems to be with the VIA 133 chipset, not to be confused with the 133A or Pro133.

Suck it and see, at worst all you will have to do is change the MOBO for one on the matrix. Do keep an eye on the chipset drivers and bios versions. Buying a MOBO off what is often an old compatibility matrix does not necessarily guarantee that a newer version of the MOBO retains its compatibility.

me,I'm sold on Giga-byte MOBO's with a GA7DXR
and 1.4 Athlon works great.

col