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Has anyone used this firewire capture card yet? I understand that it can output to MPEG-1. I assume that this solves the problem of 2 gig limit for AVIs. Please let me know if that's not the case. Is the MPEG output compliant with VCDs? Basically I want to be able to capture an entire DV tape from my camcorder, output it to a MPEG file on my hard drive and then make a VCD out of it. I hope it can accomplish this. Thanks again to all who read this and/or respond. I really appreciate all your help.


-- Reginald Craig (, June 19, 2000


Try the following forum for more information on the Studio DV capture card if you haven't done so:

I'm using the card now. For what I know, capturing is still limited to 4Gb which is in fact the limit of the FAT32 file system of Win98. But you can capture individual clips of a maximum length of about 18 minutes, join them and add a transition may be, and output them to a single MPEG-1 file. Personally I don't do the encoding with the Studio DV software because of the low quality of the output MPEG-1 file. You may try using other encoders which give much better result, like PWI, TMPEG...

-- Kepler Chan (, June 23, 2000.

Size limitation is gone with Win2K. Use NTFS!

-- TV (, October 31, 2001.

Hi, i'm using this video card and i'd the same problem, but the right way to solve it is to download in more then one title and create the final movie. the system allows you to download for all the space you have on your hard drive.

let me know if you have problem again bey from italy

-- vinvit (, February 28, 2002.

I have problem with capture video in Win XP. It write me error with cabel or other. All is allright but it don't work good. HELP me

-- Ivan Dobrovolsky (, August 18, 2003.

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