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  1. Member
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    Hello,

    I have a JVC camcorder GR-D60E http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/digital-camcorder/jvc-gr-d-60e/
    I don't use this anymore since i bought a new camcorder, but i still have a lot of dv tapes
    i need to transfer to dvd.
    I hooked it up to my computer (Dell Inspiron 530) with Windows Vista Home editon Service pack 1.
    I used the usb connection and Pinnacle 9 for the transfer.
    Now, Vista recognises the camera and Pinnacle transfers the videos.
    But in the preview window the picture is of a very bad quality, like a webcam.
    The resolution is terrible. I saved a small clip using the best settings,
    but when i play back the clip it's still like i'm watching a webcam.

    Could it be that i'm using the usb connection instead of a firewire card ? Which i don't
    have. If this is the case, what kind of firewire card can you recommend ?

    Or is it some other problem ?

    Thanks for your time.
    Maarten
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    Yes, you need firewire. I don't use buggy ol' Vista, and most people report that Pinnacle SUCKS -- but if I were you, I'd also use different capturing software, like simple-but-reliable WinDV.
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    Thanks ! Well, never had any problems with Pinnacle before. Is it of any importance which firewire card i need ?
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  4. firewire 400 1394a is fine, just make sure the card will work with whatever your computer has for open motherboard slots. pci, pci-e ?
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