Just put a new machine together and need to add a firewire card. I have an ADS Pyro in another machine and it is working well with Avid, Canopus ADVC and my camcorder. Curious if there are other brands, especially one for the front bay, that may be better.
Also, I can connect my camcorder directly into the pyro and capture . If I try connecting the camcorder into the ADVC, then Avid says there is no signal present. The video does play out of the ADVC into my sony video monitor so I know the ADVC is receiving the signal.
Noticed in the Windows Device Manager that there are two entries for 1394 Camcorder (this isn't exactly what it says) when I connect this way. Should I disable one of the two or is this setup just not possible? The ADVC is capturing from analog sources. Would be a more convenient setup instead of going camcorder directly into the Pyro board. Older camcorder so I can't control it from Avid in either setup.