i got some new gear. I targeted the favorites from the recommended section here:
for VHS capturing. I still don't know in that thread what means the bold font. As i yesterday brought home the JVC i found an S9850 on the second hand market. Is it better or identical to the 9600? It doesn't have Dynamic Drum so it cannot get broken but as i read in the threads the Dynamic Drum can better tracking tapes that recorded with another VCRs. Also the 9850 is a final product of the era so maybe it is not so well built. Should i go for it?
I also bought two miniDV camcorders:
There wasn't so much exceptations just transfer the digital signal to the computer. My capture PC has a firewire card from Startech (this was the only card that i can buy new). Is it okay for transfering? I didn't find any recommendation on the forum for firewire card like for analog capturing the ATI All-in-Wonder + Turtle Beach Santa Cruz combo. I hope this card will do the job. If you think otherwise and have bad experience with it or good one with others, please share with me.