Movie Box DV is a dream to use in importing video

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December 18, 2003|By Kevin E. Washington

If you want to import video and work on it on your PC, the Pinnacle Systems Movie Box DV ($250; a Universal Serial Bus version is available for $200) is a dream to use.

Our efforts to work with digital video on a PC have prompted our friends who have Macintoshes to urge us to go buy an Apple machine.

We don't need to do that because Movie Box uses FireWire technology - which means you'll still need to have a FireWire port or add one with an expansion card - to quickly connect your PC to your video camera or videocassette recorder and pull in video.

The box has ports for all manner of connections. Movie Box comes with Pinnacle Systems' Studio Version 8 software, which burns DVDs right from the software without requiring you to use an outside application. Of course, you will need a DVD burner.

Information: 800-293-2948 or www.pinnaclesys.com.

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