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ADS Pyro 1394DV

Video capture card: ADS Pyro 1394DVKey Features

  • Connect your DV camcorder to the world's best selling OHCI-compliant 1394/FireWire card.
  • Capture, edit your videos and share them with family and friends.
  • Produce videos for DVD, CD, tape, email or the Internet.
  • Capture MPEG-2 in real time.
  • Record and preview in real-time.
  • Add titles, effects, voice-overs and music.

Digital IEEE1394 interface card that links your DV or Digital8 camcorder to your computer allowing you to record video to your hard drive in real time while previewing it on your PC screen. The card also lets you control your camcorder so you can play, fast forward, rewind, pause and record - all with VCR type controls. When you have finished editing you can save your video into numerous digital video formats or download back to your camcorder. The result is 100% digital, first generation lossless video.

1394/FireWire lets you connect up to 63 devices to your computer and operate at speeds up to 400 Mb/sec, that’s 50 MB of data per second!

1394/FireWire is a truly Plug and Play technology, just plug in a device and it works. No re-booting, no waiting. Connect, Transfer data and disconnect. It’s High Speed data and its hot pluggable.


PYRO 1394DV Includes

  • PYRO 1394DV OHCI-Compliant 3-Port Host card
  • 1394 to DV cable
  • CD with software bundle: Ulead VideoStudio 6.0;  DVD Movie Factory, DVD PictureShow

PYRO 1394  Board

  • 1394a Open-Host Controller Interface (OHCI) - compliant Isochroous and asynchronous data transfer
  • Hot plugging
  • 1394 Ports: 3 ports (2 external, 1 internal)
  • Connectors: 6 Pin 1394
  • Bus Speeds: 100, 200, 400 Mb/sec.
  • Bus Interface: PCI 2.1 compliant with Bus Mastering
  • Board Size: 5" long x 3.2" high (13 cm x 8 cm high)
  • IRQ: An IRQ is required. IRQ can be shared if motherboard provides this capability through PCI steerin

Motion Video Capture

  • NTSC: Type -1 DV video in 720 x 480 resolution in 24 bit color
  • PAL: Type -1 DV video in 720 x 576 resolution in 24 bit color
  • Data Rate: Video is captured at 3.9 MB/second

Hard Drive Recommendation

Most all Ultra DMA IDE drives that can support sustained transfer rates in excess of 5 MB/Sec.

System Requirements

  • Pentium II 333 MHz
  • Windows 98, Windows ME or Windows 2000
  • 64 MB RAM
  • AGP video card or PCI w/4 MB RAM
  • 80 MB hard disk space for capture/editing application

Bundled Software

Ulead VIdeoStudio 6.0
People with little or no experience in video editing will appreciate how easy it is to use VideoStudio. Trim video, add your own soundtrack, create compelling titles, and drop in stunning effects using an easy-to-learn interface that makes editing videos fun.

  • Capture video from DV, D8, and Hi8 camcorders
  • Grab DVD-ready video with MPEG-Direct™ capture
  • Share movies on CD, DVD, tape, or the Web

Ulead DVD MovieFactory Wizard
Ulead® DVD MovieFactory™, with its simple wizard-style authoring process, makes burning your movies onto DVDs quick and easy.

  • Create professional-looking scene selection menus
  • Use your CD or DVD burner
  • Share on DVD, VCD, or SVCD
  • Create your own CD Labels and Case Covers

Ulead DVD PictureShow
Ulead DVD PictureShow lets you use your CD or DVD burner to create exciting photo slide shows that play on many standard DVD players. Now you can easily share your photos on TV!

Neptune MediaShare
Create amazing online video albums in minutes. With your MediaShare account, you can assemble and store great looking albums complete with captions, effects, music and more. Sharing your video with friends and family has never been easier.

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