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I had searched the Forum for Capture issues, and found a few. My problem was I didn't ask the question the same way I stated it? (i.e. not specific to CS5.5)
When I looked up my own question, I actually found some possible solutions that I will investigate. Sorry for the duplication.
However if anyone can share information about the "RCA Jack to USB2" interface for capture, and are the USB2's capable of video capture I would appreciate that.
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If you have an open slot for an add-in PCie card you could get one of the newer and tremendously faster USB 3.1 ports for only $30. I use a similar card for other purposes, I would not trust USB 2.0 convertors for the transfer rates.
To digitize your HDV I use a very handy Black Magic Intensity and for your use just attach it to you HDMI port on the camera and load the BM Media Express software and capture your tapes and the digital signal goes to your computer via the USB 3 port which also powers the unit. It can do better quality than Firewire. I have recently recaptured some old SD DV tapes by using the S-Video input/output ports. I have also used the HDMI output from my HDV camera to play back and recapture old media since I do not have Firewire on any current computer
Thanks for the reply! I looked into Black Magic Intensity at B&H, the reviews were mixed, but plenty of negative feelings? One Premier Pro user said he had no problem with it, but several others who commented complained about how finicky it was with drivers. I am somewhat technically challenged, so if it don't plug in and work, I am in trouble. I may end up buying one, (and hope for good luck) but still would like to know other options and other products. Black Magic Intensity is on the high end of costs from what I have seen, and I don't have a problem with that, because several comments were that it output good quality. Quality capture from my analog tapes to digital is priority one.
I am convinced by you advice to add a USB 3 port, I don't want to have any more "questions" in my links than necessary.