Hello, I'm looking for a Firewire or USB2 analog-->digital video converter for my Mac (MDD). Preferably something that has hardware mpeg-1 & mpeg-2 compression, because I'd rather compress on-the-fly than do it later in software (unless there's a good reason to first convert to DV and then compress later in software?). I've done some research and am hoping to get some real-world feedback, because I'm really not sure which way to go. My main use for the converter will be to digitize Hi-8 tapes, and some old VHS I have lying around.
Is there a benefit for Firewire over USB2? I have a USB2 PCI card installed, which I think is now supported natively in Mac OS X (no third party drivers necessary).
Here's what I've been looking at:
1 - Plextor ConvertX (USB2, does hardware mpeg1 -2 -4, also has TV tuner)
2 - Canopus ADVC50 (PCI, only imports to DV)
3 - Canopus ADVC55 (Firewire, only imports to DV, no locked audio/video)
4 - Canopus ADVC110 (Firewire, only imports to DV)
5 - Miglia EvolutionTV (USB2, does hardware mpeg2 -4 and DivX, also has TV tuner)
6 - Miglia Director's Cut 2 (Firewire, only imports to DV)
7 - Miglia AlchemyTV DVR (PCI, imports using any Quicktime-supported codec, also has TV tuner)
8 - Formac Studio TVR (Firewire, only imports to DV, also has TV tuner)
Are there any others worth looking at? Thanks for any and all feedback.
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