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DVpics Plus
Adaptec DVpics Plus Digital Video Editing and CD/DVD Creation Kit provides the easy way to edit DV camcorder movies then create CDs amp; DVDs with your home computer. Kit includes the FireConnect 4300™ a 3-port FireWire/1394 PCI card and cable for easy plug-and-play to DV camcorders and other FireWire-enabled devices such as hard drives, CD-R/RWs and scanners. Included is Sonic MyDVD 3 software and Video Editing software for Windows, which allows you to capture and edit your video clips, then burn and share in DVD and Video CD formats on CD or DVD-Recordable drives. Backed by Adaptec's world class reliability, compatibility and support.
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Product Documentation
User's Guide (PDF 128 KB)
Install Guide (PDF 1 MB)
Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Microsoft Windows XP Home
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Macintosh OS 8.6
Macintosh OS 9.0
Macintosh OS 9.0.2
Macintosh OS 9.0.3
Macintosh OS 9.0.4
Key Differentiators
  Sonic MyDVD 3 DVD creation software
Burn movies onto CD-R/RW or DVD-R
FireWire cable included - a $30 value!
System Environment
Number of devices
Up to 62
Devices can be up to 15 ft. apart.

Bus System Interface Type

32-bit PCI
External Connectors
3 external 6-pin ports
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 50 MB/sec
System Requirements
  • IBM®-compatible PC
  • 350MHz or faster processor
  • Available PCI slot
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • Microsoft® Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating system
  • CD-ROM drive

DV Editing & DVD Creation Requirements (PC only):
  • DV camcorder equipped with FireWire / 1394 / i.Link interface
  • Output: CD-RW or DVD-R drive
  • 250 MB disk space for program files
  • 2.1 GB free disk space for 10 min of digital video
  • 24-bit color depth and 1024x768 resolution

The FireConnect 4300 PCI card adapter can also be used in PCI-equipped Macintosh computers with the following specifications:
  • Mac® OS 8.6 or later
  • Power Macintosh® 8600/9600 or later
  • Available PCI slot
  • CD-ROM drive
Package Contents
  • FireConnect FireWire/1394/iLink PCI card adapter (AFW-4300)
  • 6-to-4-pin FireWire cable
  • Hardware installation guide
  • User's Guide
  • Warranty information
  • CD containing:
    • Sonic MyDVD video editing software for Windows®
    • QuickTime® software
5-year manufacturing and materials warranty

FireWire Data Transfer Rate

400 Mbits/sec

Hot-Pluggable Support

Supports Hot-plugging

FireWire Device Support

Supports up to 62 daisy-chained external FireWire devices