I am writing this from Australia and i am look for a digital/analog solution
I have a dv camcorder, a firewire port, and adobe premiere 6.
Now this is the tricky bit, i have a video player and analog camcorder that i want to capture and eventually burn to DVD along with the digital stuff, without losing quality or at least not much.
Is there a simple solution for my problem?
I can use premiere to edit, but i suppose it is the capture.
Does your DV camcorder have a "pass through mode", the capability to take analog video input through a S-Video or composite connnections, digitize it and send it through the firewire to the computer? If not, your easiest solution is to get a analog-digital converter or "DV bridge". Dazzle and Canopus, among others, make them. They convert analog video to DV and sends it to the computer through the firewire card. Either should work fine with Premiere.
Actually, we have a 30-day money back guarantee policy here. But I think getting a converter is always a second choice to getting a DV/analog capture card. Since you also mentioned creating DVD's with minimal quality loss, I'd recommend getting the DV500DVD. Check it out on our site. It's made by Pinnacle and is currently $499.95. We also carry the DVD burners. This product comes with a full version of Prem 6 in the box, so you'd have a free copy lying around. But more importantly it has near real-time MPEG2 for DVD authoring, and comes with Impressions SE which is great software to start authoring DVD's with, and you can upgrade that later to the full Impressions Pro. Here is the link to it on our site: http://www.videoguys.com/dv500DVD.html
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