Summary: We have a ton of home videos that we want to share with our families, and copying the videos from tape to tape is a tedious chore. So I thought, why not capture our videos and save them to VCD (Video CD), and later, maybe DVD? Fortunately, this card's digital VCR captures files to VCD format, so after capturing all I need to do is render the files to VCD using third-party software! It even includes video editing software!
Summary: I had this card for about 2 weeks and the video performance was great. It has good Linux support from the gatos project and works for out of the box installs of Red Hat 7.3 and SUSE 8.0. Unfortunately, because of a bug in the i2c chipset the tv-input in the 7500 model doesn't work reliably. I would recommend the ATI 8500DV instead (also available from Amazon for not that much more).
Excellent graphics, not soo good compatability and service
ziggrl the geek girl, Amazon
16 March 2002
Summary: I got this card mainly for its s-video and rca cable capability to use with my digital camcorder in order to broadcast video on the internet. It also was quite the upgrade from my 8mb card that came with my computer. The install was a breeze to do on my own though this is a rather large card so you may need to use your top AGP slot in order to house it properly. Once installed my computer immediately recognized it.