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Hello, I have a question about capturing my Digital8 tapes.

For context, I have a 2013 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 2 Ports, with adapters for FireWire. I am also currently building a Windows XP PC out of a Dell Dimension 8300 for VHS tape capture. Its specs are:
  • Intel Pentium 4 3.4Ghz Northwood (w/SSE2 Support) (I can also swap this for a P4 3.4Ghz Prescott for SSE3 if needed)
  • 4GB DDR-400 PC3200 Ram
  • ATI AIW 9000 Pro (AGP)
  • TBSC Sound Card (PCI)
  • A DVD, CD, Zip 250, and 3.5 Floppy Drive
  • A SATA SSD for the OS
  • And a 2TB SATA HDD for my captures.
I would like to hear your thoughts on weather I should get a FireWire PCI card for my XP capture machine and capture my tapes on there, or if I should use my MacBook Pro for the captures. I would be using iMovie on the MacBook for this.

If I did use my windows XP machine for the Digital8 captures, what software should I use for it?

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Either one would be fine for capturing DV video (which Digital8 is). On the Windows PC, use WinDV to do it.
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