Summary: This reasonably-priced card works natively with my 2009 Mac Pro 4,1 with Yosemite OS X. It gives me an extra FW400 port along with a couple of extra 800 ports. A 5-minute installation with instant proper operation tells most of the story. The rest will be longevity. We'll see...
HDV capture and Windows 8.1, not a problem with Vantec!
Barry (The Crab) Gill "BGILLcyberstudio", Amazon
29 April 2015
Summary: Vantec made HDV capture child's play! All I did was install and reboot, no need to hunt for drivers, my Canon Vixia HV-30 was recognized immediately and using Powerdirector, as well as HDVSplit, I had no issues capturing HDV tape.
Summary: Plugged it into the 16xPCIe slot I had free and it worked OTB. You only need a 2xPCIe but I didn't have one. I used it on a Hackintosh build to so I can use my Firewire peripherals from my real Mac. Transfer speeds are great from my 4TB La Cie drive.