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Can anyone suggest me about a good capture card for creating VCD/SVCD from old VCR tapes, that would cost no more than ~$130

-- Etay Avinathan (, November 25, 2001


Not in that price range. I make a lot of SVCDs and I have used both ATI's All-in-Wonder Radeon and Dazzle's DVC II. DVC II has better quality if you record to MPEG-2. I haven't tried MPEG-1 recording with it. ATI makes some cheaper cards, but I have never used them. I will be honest with you - you get what you pay for and if you buy a cheap card, you will almost certainly get worse quality. Both of the cards I use sell in the $200-240 US range.

-- Jason (, November 26, 2001.

Try the Pinnacle DC-10+. I think they're fairly cheap and they capture from 384x288 PAL, 320x240 NTSC up to 768x576 PAL, 640x480 NTSC at data rates of up to 6 Mbytes/per second. Perfect for VCD/SVCD. Works great with IDE drives as well. The card is analogue only but you could compliment it with a cheap Firewire board if you want DV.

Have fun.

-- AS (, November 26, 2001.

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