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Old 06-03-2016, 12:10 PM
 
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An APPLE Imac is really the only way to go.
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:12 PM
 
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Thanks for all that! This is just the type of info i was looking for. I new that no USB-firewire adapter was going to work as it needed to be captured in realtime so desktop it was. I ended up buying a much more powerfull machine than i really need for this particular task, but Im good with having TOO much computer.

I make my own but there are lots of cheap PCI or whatever bus you have firewire cards available.
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:25 PM
 
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Thanks for all that! This is just the type of info i was looking for. I new that no USB-firewire adapter was going to work as it needed to be captured in realtime so desktop it was. I ended up buying a much more powerfull machine than i really need for this particular task, but Im good with having TOO much computer.
Again an adapter may or may not work. I'm not saying it won't work and with newer machine it probably wouldn't be an issue.

You don't need a powerful machine for this, anything built in the last 10+ years should handle it as long as you have the firewire port.
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Old 06-03-2016, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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An APPLE Imac is really the only way to go.
And why is that, pray tell?
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Old 06-04-2016, 02:05 PM
 
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And why is that, pray tell?
Because he loves extended coffee breaks.
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:03 AM
 
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Yes, im buying a computer to xfer tapes. I need a desktop for other things, but the transfer and maybe some basic editing will be its sole purpose. I have A LOT of tapes that would likely cost way more than a computer would cost me.

Im thinking a budget of ~$1200- $1500 should be able to get a reasonable machine??

Buy Dell XPS 8900 x8900-3756BLK Signature Edition Desktop - Microsoft Store

This is what I found that looks like a decent machine, but I dont really know by looking at the specs
I would avoid dell there customer support is horrid!!!
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Old 06-09-2016, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yea, but luckily Dell builds such great stuff you don't need to call them much.
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