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Hi all, since Firewire and windows 10 are not compatible, what do we use to get old videotapes into a PC for editing? I've just spent three days trying to get a Firewire card working in this HP PC running Win 10 64 bit and it ain't gonna happen. So, do I use one of those old RCA plug to USB dongles or is there something better? I'm trying to preserve the video quality but at this point I'll just settle for not losing the videos to age. Any help appreciated! Thanks....

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@Radman01 

 

What is your tapes ? Are they DV tapes or simply VHS tapes ?

 

For VHS tapes you can use a capture USB device, it normally comes with a software to capture and edit. For example

                  https://www.amazon.com.au/REDGO-Video-Capture-Converter-Adapter/dp/B01E5ITE2W

 

For DV tapes: (probably this is your case):  You need

               https://www.startech.com/en-au/cards-adapters/firewire

     and a firewire cable. 

  

Regards.

 

        

BH
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They are DV tapes, but I've already tried *four* of the StarTech Firewire cards, and *none* of them work. If I install the card(s), the PC won't boot up. Also, this PC doesn't want to load the Firewire drivers. I've tried just about every solution out there on the internet and nothing works. That's why I was looking for an alternative solution. 

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