I agree with Bill. Just go out and buy the cheapest firewire card you can find. Until you get to real-time graphic rendering cards ($500+ range), all firewire cards are going to be equal.
If you buy on e-bay (I did) pay attention to what is bundled with the card. It will usually come with a firewire cord and some sort of editing software. It won't be the top of the line software, but it is decent stuff. I bought the card, with a cord, and a copy of Ulead Editing software (version 5.0 when 7.0 was top of the line) for $5.95 before shipping. Total cost with shipping was something like $10.00
EDIT - just to let you know that the second link that Bill posted is the exact set up that I bought on E-Bay. It looks like they raised the price a few cents, but the bundle is the same.
The first link is for a firewire and USB combination card. While this is more expensive, if you are worried about running out of card space in your computer, this is a good options to combine 2 common cards into 1.
The third link is for a card only (no cable or software). While this may look like the cheapest route to go, you have to consider that you still need to buy a cord. So in my mind, the better value is to look of a bundle that includes all three items for a couple dollars more.
(Message edited by 6more on January 06, 2004)