I recently bought a new Panasonic MiniDV video camera and began capturing my video using USB at first. When I had enough money, I purchased a Firewire card and cable, because I was under the impression that Firewire was the only way to capture full quality DV. I just installed the card and tried my first capture, and I'm very disappointed with the quality. It isn't even as good as the old videos I made using my USB interface.
Does anyone have any idea why this is happening or suggestions to improve my quality? I was using Pinnacle Studio 8 for capture and editing.