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Broadway pro is good if you are doing stuff like freelancing for profit, stuff that exceeds the white book standard requirements for VCD 2.0.
The VCD 2.0 std, which is very low res, is only 352x240 at 29.97 fps at 1.175 compression. Anything above it won't work.
If you spend $800+ to make something with less than or equall tv quality resolution, then it's not worth it.
By the way if you want 704x480 at 60fps resolution, then you will also need a SCSI connection with an AV drive. You will be spending at least $2000+ for this set up.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 25, 1999
Sorry for misleading ya. I meant 60 fields per second (30 interlaced frames per second). I don't think the Broadway Pro does that. I think the Miro DC30pro does this at 720x480 NTSC. This is hella resolution and requires an AV drive with a SCSI connection.
The Broadway Pro is good board and it's good for saving time encoding AVIs to MPEG1s, they does it at during capture with hardware. This saves time, but there are no evidence that MPEG1s encoded from software Xing is worse, It just takes a while longer.
My point is: Get the Broadway if you could afford it and it's actually cheap for an Mpeg1 encoder card, but many avi capture cards could acheive the same or better results; it just takes much longer.
-- (email@example.com), July 27, 1999.