Capturing with Firewire (IEEE 1394)

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Capturing with Firewire (IEEE 1394)

Postby Ian Bell » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:38 am

I have a bit of a problem. The computer I use for video editing with ES6 is on its last legs and I have purchsed a new unit, however, it doesn't have firewire connection, nor provision to add a card. It has plenty of USB's. Can I use a USB to firewire converter/adapter? If I have to purchase something else to do the same job, I can't afford a big price as I am on a limited income.

Any suggestions most welcome

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Re: Capturing with Firewire (IEEE 1394)

Postby Vapymid » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:03 am

Can you take out one of your USB PCI cards and put a Firewire controller card in its stead?

I don't think external FireWire to USB converters will be of any help to you.

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Re: Capturing with Firewire (IEEE 1394)

Postby Ian Bell » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:24 pm

No, unfortunately, all the USB's are directly connected to the mother board. Its a Compaq CQ1251AN, 4 Gb Ram, 1TB HDD.

Any other suggestions? Al I can think of is to clean the old computer up and just use it for Video editing, which I don't particularly want to do. (The other half wouldn't be happy! :lol: )

The camera is a Samsung Digital cam VP-D305i using mini DV tapes.
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Re: Capturing with Firewire (IEEE 1394)

Postby backporch » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:45 am

Hi,
If your camera has av out,try a usb video capture cable.There are various ones about,ie Pinn Dazzle.
After captureing in AVCHD lite with my Pan TZ7 cam, i use the TV AV lead out, into a PCI av card into Pinn 9 plus and AVI edit, then xvid to youtube, it all depends on the quality required.
Below two samples,night and day;
http://youtu.be/Ae19cbOZO0k
http://youtu.be/qY_DVJ_unTo
Regards Geoff
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Re: Capturing with Firewire (IEEE 1394)

Postby Ian Bell » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:03 am

Ok Geoff,

I'll try that as I think it has av out as I remastered some old analogue tapes to DV tape & it worked ok. In saying that, any other suggestions would be welcome.

BTW I ordered a USB to 4-pin 1394 FireWire Adapter cable on line from Hong Kong for $US3.05, (about $AU2.93). So if it doesn't work I don't lose out at that price.
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