I was recently gathering some equipment for an existing workflow when I came across a factory sealed ATI AIW 7200 Radeon PCI. I don't currently have a tower that I can install this in and I am struggling to select the best PC from the 2000-2010 era that could run this.
Goal: To archive lossless high quality captures of several old home movies (~50 VHS, ~ 100 VHS-C, 20ish HI8 tapes, 10 mini-dv)
1. JVC SR-VS30U with Remote (has a "TBC" in it, still working/researching how to get a true TBC that isn't trash)
2. Hauppauge USB live 2.0 with s-video capture
3. Toshiba Satellite A305-S6898 running Windows 7 ultimate and virtual dub
Specs: Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor T5800 @ 2.0GHz, 4gb DDR2 SDRAM, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470. Recently added dual internal SSD storage on the laptop.
Note: I have been able to get some pretty decent captures with no frames dropped with Huffyuv
via virtual dub. But I am curious if using the ATI card would yield noticeable improvements. I also have a DCR-TRV480 that I can use for Hi8 tapes
1. JVC SR-VS30U with Remote
2. Some form of TBC
3. ATI AIW 7200 Radeon PCI (XP Computer)
Are there any existing PCs from y'all's experience that would work well with this card? I know you need to build a pc from the ground up with the AGP version, but I would imagine a PCI-based ATI AIW would have more flexibility due to the wider availability of PCI slots in this generation of computers.
Thanks for the help from browsing your community and I appreciate any recommendations y'all may have.