The three types I've used successfully
Are the ATI 9700 Pro AIW card.......I had a little difficulty understand how to set it up in the TV controls for the VCR, but their tech support was great and gave me great detailed email instructions on how to do it. (This was my first attempt at video capture so I was really rough around the edges when it came to comprehending the theory....once I got into it a little more, it made more sense to me, the bells started ringing, and future installations worked much more smoothly).
I used the Dazzle capture device....this little gadget sits on the desktop and is the go-between for the vcr/tv and the video/sound cards and does all the capturing for you hooked to a regular video card and works quite well.
The setup I'm using now is a separate video capture card inside the case and it came packaged with a suite called Pinnacle Studio AV/DV Deluxe....and I'm happier with it than anything else I used. I don't particularly care for the Pinnacle capture program because it didn't do things the way I needed them to be done, and use a different capture program normally, but the Pinnacle program is pretty powerful for easy and creative video editing. I wasn't into the editing part as much as I was into just capturing and burning so use a one step process program to get that done with instead. If I was going to get into the editing part of it more, the Pinnacle Studio 9 that came with the suite and the capture card would be the route I would take.
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