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    Capturing from a HD/DV Camcorder

    I am new to editing video myself, even though I have got it done from professional studios.. I have got a new PC (Pentium, 200GB HDD, 1GBRAM) and am planning to get the new sony HD 1HCE handy cam. Since it is a DB handy cam, can i directly dump the stuff I record. Will I need a capture card or a video card (MAtrox etc). What is the need for a video card (MAtrox, nvidia etc . .). I have a integrated video card. Will that do ? If I get Adobe Premiere, a Firewire port and a DVD burner will the setup be complete or do I need anything more. Any info on this is highle appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Robin
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    Re: Capturing from a HD/DV Camcorder

    Your Firewire card (AKA i-LINK) will do the trick. You can dump DV and HDV footage through the Firewire cable. It sounds like you have it all under control
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    Re: Capturing from a HD/DV Camcorder

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks a lot for your reply. I remember reading somewhere that a good Video card helps in easy rendering of transitions, effects and compression during output of the edited movie. So is that I will just need to wait longer for the final compressed output incase I dont have a good video card ?

    Thanks again,
    Robin

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    Re: Capturing from a HD/DV Camcorder

    Yes, the worst thing that can happen is that you might have to wait a bit longer. Perhaps I'm being too optimistic but I don't actually see that as being much of a problem. The computer I'm working on right now has a Radeon 9200 - a nice enough card but not exactly top-of-the-line, and I don't find transition rendering to be a time-consumer.
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