StarTech.com 4 Port PCI 1394a FireWire Adapter Card with Digital Video Editing Kit - PCI1394-4

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Value
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Ease of Use
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This product comes with everything you need to get video from your camera to your computer, edit clips together, and put them back. <br><br> The card and cable work flawlessly and were a snap to install in Windows 2000. The software is primitive and not very full featured. I wouldn't mind that (for the price) but it is also full of bugs for any more advanced features, and whover wrote the error messages has no grasp of English. I can't comment on support from the company that makes the card, except to say that they claim that satisfaction is their goal. Ulead (the software manufacturer) on the other hand was not helpful one bit and from what I read on the web, that's typical of them. I did download a 30 day trial version of the latest software version. It's a lot cleaner and seems to work. But my 30 day trial ended abruptly after 10 days when the software told me my time is up. So I'm not sure I'd trust them enough to buy an upgrade. <br><br> The bottom line is that the card and cable alone are worth the price. If your needs are very basic, the software will do. If you really do want the latest and greatest Ulead software, you are still better off buying this card even if you don't need it, and then getting a software upgrade from Ulead. That's cheaper than buying just the software. But if you must have decent software as part of the deal, this isn't for you. But expect to pay more for something else.

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I installed this card onto my DELL 8200 (WinXP). I was not able to record movies from PC to my SONY DV camcorder. I replaced it with ADAPTEC FireConnect 4300 and everithing works perfectly fine.

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Easy to Install/Excellent Value

on 3/19/2002

The card installs very quickly and the package comes complete with a connector cable for your camcorder and editing software for your videos. No problems installing into a PIII with Windows 98. Haven't had a chance to use the Ulead VideoStudio software yet, but the rest of the package was well worth the cost and the items ordered arrived within 2 days. Great service. Read More

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good value, bad software

on 3/29/2002

This product comes with everything you need to get video from your camera to your computer, edit clips together, and put them back. <br><br> The card and cable work flawlessly and were a snap to install in Windows 2000. The software is primitive and not very full featured. I wouldn't mind that (for the price) but it is also full of bugs for any more advanced features, and whover wrote the error messages has no grasp of English. I can't comment on support from the company that makes the card, except to say that they claim that satisfaction is their goal. Ulead (the software manufacturer) on the other hand was not helpful one bit and from what I read on the web, that's typical of them. I did download a 30 day trial version of the latest software version. It's a lot cleaner and seems to work. But my 30 day trial ended abruptly after 10 days when the software told me my time is up. So I'm not sure I'd trust them enough to buy an upgrade. <br><br> The bottom line is that the card and cable alone are worth the price. If your needs are very basic, the software will do. If you really do want the latest and greatest Ulead software, you are still better off buying this card even if you don't need it, and then getting a software upgrade from Ulead. That's cheaper than buying just the software. But if you must have decent software as part of the deal, this isn't for you. But expect to pay more for something else. Read More

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Product Overview

This 4 Port PCI IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 Adapter Card turns a motherboard PCI slot into four IEEE 1394a FireWire 6-pin female ports (1 internal, 3 external) - a cost-effective solution that lets you connect any FireWire 400 device that uses a 6-pin connector to your desktop computer. The card can be installed in either Mac or PC computers, providing a practical solution for connecting iPods, MP3 players, portable drives, digital camcorders and more. The adapter card supports hot-swappable connectivity, allowing you to plug, unplug, and swap your FireWire peripherals with ease, saving time and hassle. The 4 port FireWire PCI adapter card includes a copy of ULEAD's VideoStudio SE Basic video editing software, making it easy to capture and edit video from your digital video camcorder.

Specifications

Manufacturer Startech.com
Mfg Part# PCI1394-4
SKU 10268710
UPC 065030785341
UPC 14 00065030785341
Features
Product Type FireWire Adapter / FireWire Adapter
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports 4 / 4
Height 3.2" / 3.2"
Width 4.7" / 4.7"
Brand Name StarTech.com / StarTech.com
Form Factor Plug-in Card / Plug-in Card
Manufacturer StarTech.com / StarTech.com
Product Name 4 Port IEEE 1394 FireWire PCI Card / 4 Port IEEE 1394 FireWire PCI Card
Manufacturer Part Number PCI1394_4 / PCI1394_4
Package Contents 4 Port IEEE 1394 FireWire PCI Card5 foot FireWire CableULEAD's VideoStudio SE Basic video Editing Software / 4 Port IEEE 1394 FireWire PCI Card5 foot FireWire CableULEAD's VideoStudio SE Basic video Editing Software
Limited Warranty 2 Year / 2 Year
Host Interface PCI / PCI
Tech Specs
Ports 3 x 6-pin Female IEEE 1394a - FireWire External / 1 x 6-pin Female IEEE 1394a - FireWire Internal
Product Type FireWire Adapter
Manufacturer Part Number PCI1394_4
Manufacturer Website Address www.startech.com
Manufacturer StarTech.com
Product Name 4 Port IEEE 1394 FireWire PCI Card
Brand Name StarTech.com
Package Contents 4 Port IEEE 1394 FireWire PCI Card 5 foot FireWire Cable ULEAD's VideoStudio SE Basic video Editing Software
Dimensions 3.15" Height x 4.70" Width
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Host Interface PCI
Data Transfer Rate Up to 400 Mbps FireWire 400
Standard Warranty Lifetime

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