A capture card is a convenient device for recording audio and video directly to and from your personal computer. This is a popular method for archiving live streams and screen capture tutorials online. Many popular personalities on YouTube and Twitch use capture cards to reliably record game play footage and microphone input. It’s also the standard method of digitizing footage from older mediums such as VCR tapes and 8mm camcorders. There is a wide variety of supported ports such as USB and HDMI, but in the case of a FireWire system, you’ll need a capture card FireWire.

The Low Profile PCIe 1394b/1394a (2B1A) Card from Syba is an internal capture card. This means that it must be mounted inside a personal computer. If that sounds like a daunting task, worry not. This capture card is plug and play. Just plug it directly in to the motherboard and you’re good to go. The Syba capture card FireWire boasts a transfer rate of up to 800 megabits per second. On the exterior you will find two 1394B FireWire ports and one 1394A FireWire port. This setup is an ideal solution to transferring footage from older, FireWire supported video cameras to the hard drive of your PC.

If you’d rather not take apart your PC, the Grass Valley/Canopus 77010150100 ADVC110 Converter may be just what you’re looking for. If you have a FireWire port in your computer, this capture card FireWire is all you need. It accepts input from the classic yellow, red and white component cables as well as S-video connections. This makes it compatible with a wide range of video devices, such as VCR players and gaming consoles. This capture card does not require any drivers or software, but it does feature a proprietary codec chip for outstanding quality preservation in analog to digital conversion.

Whether you’re backing up media for digital storage or broadcasting to the world live on the internet, a capture card FireWire is the ideal solution. Use one to preserve your memories and store them for safe keeping.