Firewire or USB 2 For Video Capture?

  swanson2 02:42 24 Mar 05


I would like to edit and copy to DVD some of my mini DVD video tapes.

Is it OK to use USB2 or would I get better results from my Firewire connection?

Any suggestions would be most welcome.

Also any tips for Software to help with the above would be appreciated as my JVC bundled Arcsoft software leaves a lot to be desired.

  dogtrack 03:41 24 Mar 05

Firewire is the norm for video.

  dogtrack 03:51 24 Mar 05

Ulead Video Studio is my personal preference. Would be inclined to avoid anything to do with Pinnacle...too tempermental. If you are new to editing video, I would strongly recommend that you use a separate HD for capture (7200 RPM). Thus reducing the likelyhood of dropped frames.

  €dstowe 06:38 24 Mar 05

I have setups with both USB2 and Firewire.

From a performance and practical point, there is little to choose between them.

If you already have one of the systems, use that but don't go to any expense setting up something different.

  swanson2 12:00 24 Mar 05

Thanks a lot for that.

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