Summary: I tired another companies Firewire card and it locked my Windows 8 computer up until it was removed. This one installed with no problems and I can once again import video into Pinnacle Studio 15 from my Sony camcorder.
Summary: No problems installing this little card. It seems to be working perfectly with my old Epson Scanner. I have not tried capturing DV video with my older camera yet, but it was bought more for the scanner.
Summary: I works on windows 8.1. No need for drivers. I had no problems intalling and it worked the first time great. I use this with an Edirol FA/66 and I am happy that I can use my 300 dollar sound device again with my new build. Just buy it.
Summary: Not long after purchasing a new computer, I discovered that my camcorder only had a FireWire port for downloading my videos to the new computer for editing. After researching the various FireWire cards, I decided to give this one a try. Upon installing the card and turning on the computer, the card was recognized without any installation of software.My computer runs Windows 8.1, and the FireWire card has been working flawlessly.