DV.NOW AV or Digital Video Creator II

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mgerbasio
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Joined: Jun 5 2001

Hi,
I'm new to digital video and want to buy a capture card to convert my old video tapes to digital format. I'm looking for the best quality I can get for under $500.

I'd like to be able to create a CD or DVD that will play in my computer and in my DVD player. I'd like to be able to record to a regular video tape too. Video conferencing is a plus. I just need some basic editing features but would like to be able to be able to use editing software in the future.

I don't have a digital camera or digital video recorded but will probably buy the latter by the end of the year. I really don't know anything about digital video. I don't know what kind of compression I need, how the capture card works with other software, etc., but I'm pretty sure I want to create a VCD or SVCD (my CD software supports burning these formats).

So, what is the better choice DV.NOW AV or DVCII? I have a Dell Workstation 410 with a 850mHz PIII, Elsa Gladiac Ultra video card running on Win2k. Thanks.

Regards-Michael G.

TRON2K1
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Joined: May 17 2001

I have dv.now.av w/Adobe Premiere 5.0. I love it. It now comes bundled with Premiere 6. UNder 500 when I got it. Check out videoguys.com. Thats where I got it. I dont know about win2k. I use 98se

TRON2K1
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Joined: May 17 2001

Ive read bad things about dell. Check out forum to make sure dell is compatible