Premiere 5.1 vs EditDV : LUSENET : Editing DV Films : One Thread

I am using a Mac G3 and am about to purchase a FireWire card. One company sells the FireMax:C with Premiere for $499 while Radius (or whatever they are calling themselves these days) is selling THEIR FireWire card with Edit DV for $699. Does anyone have any experience with either of these cards? How about Edit DV? I live in LA, the film capitol of America and no stores have a demo of Edit

-- Anthony Dalesandro (, January 14, 1999



I saw a demo of EDIT DV at a place in Hollywood called Input/Output. They are on Sunset Boulevard right near Sunset and LaCienega. I forget the guy's name, but he's pretty cool. Try area codes 213 and 310 in information.

I bought Edit DV last summer, but had a change of heart because it couldn't support the After Affects Adobe pug ins, but Radius' newest version (out soon) will.

Brian McGrail


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-- Charles F. McConathy (, February 05, 1999.

While Premiere 5.1 has indeed been significantly improved over earlier versions, it just can't touch EditDV. EditDV 1.5 is as close as you're going to come to an Avid short of buying an Avid. And about 1/10th the cost. It is well worth the $200 price difference.

-- r. zane rutledge (, February 08, 1999.

Radius/Digital Origin seems to have a nice product in EditDV, but they will only work with IEEE 1394 (Firewire) cards which us the TI chipset, and have disavowed cards using Adaptec's chips (HotConnect and others OEM'd by Adaptec.) When I spoke to Digital Origin's Tech department, they told me flat out, "We have no interest in making it work with any IEEE 1394 hardware other than our own."

I've been using Premiere 5.1a and ProVTR without complaint, but I'd also look at FinalCut Pro on the Mac platform.

-- Tom Traubitz (, August 15, 1999.

I,ve been running premiere 5.1 with a moto dv card for over a year now on a Mac 604. I've had nothing but problems with the motodv drivers. The constantly cause premiere to bomb. Not batch capture from within premiere, and no full screen scrubbing.GO WITH PROMAX. I've heard nothing but glowing praise about them. I ONLY WISH I KNEW OF THEM SOONER.

-- jamie degrazio (, August 16, 1999.

Dear Sir, I wanna know does programs shooted on mini dv camera can be accepted at big Tv channels, because i'm living in india. So can mini dv cameras are able to give broadcast quality? I also wanna know which mini dv camera is best in the market sony's , panasonic's or canon's i'm totally confused now a days because all the books which i'm studying says that all cameras give same performance. please sir help me in this matter. i also wanna know their current market prices.

-- Javed Atique (, June 18, 2001.

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