definitely, you want the sony DVMC-DA2. i've had mine for over a year, and it is simple to use and out o' sight!
it uses a firewire connection, and includes rca audio in/out (at 32 or 48 khz), as well as composite and s-video in/out (DV). it was three hundred some then...much cheaper than a targa board.
the only drawback is that final cut pro and imovie cannot directly control it. but i do not know any firewire2analog converter that can be controlled...
i find the DVMC-DA2 quite usable. simply hit play and then capture now... or hit record and then <home><spacebar>...a few seconds of 'slugging' will make it seamless enough. of course, the log and capture ability for my DV camera is more convenient, but i'm just glad to get the data from analog tape, and willing to capture all and edit out on disk. IYKWIM.
p.s. the unit retains macrovision copy protection (even lights an LED when encountered), but a quick QT export will remove that.
(--edit -seems OW 405 has some dictionary issues, so i added more content also)
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