Using .dif files w/o having DV-card installed

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wfrhartmann
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I have Premiere on my notebook and copied the FAST DV plug-in and system files from my desktop. Then I tried to edit some .dif files, but Premiere can't handle the format. What else do I need on the notebook to make it work ?
Thanks for any advice.

FAST
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The DV.now drivers and software have to be installed for it to recognise the format. And you cannot install the software without the card being installed.
The reason for that is to protect the software - so that people do not buy one copy and use it on multiple computers.
The only way you can use it on a laptop, is to install the PCI card into a docking station. We have tested it in the docking station of a Gateway Solo 9300 laptop and works very well.

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wfrhartmann
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Thanks for the (surprising) answer. The features summary printed on the box says 'DV standard compliant' and 'High speed DV software codec'. So that is why I expected no restrictions.
To be prepared for damages of my DV.now board, are there any work-arounds to work furtheron with the captured .dif-files ?

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It was designed in such a way that you need to use the card. That is how the software is protected. If the card becomes faulty, you have it repaired/replaced. Fortunately, the card has a remarkably long warranty period of 3 years.

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[This message has been edited by FAST (edited 21 May 2001).]