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firewire - usb

Discussion in 'Digital camcorders' started by nebri45, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. nebri45

    nebri45 Member

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    I have a Sony DCR-TRV280 camcorder, and a laptop with Vista. The usb steaming with this camcorder does not work with Vista, but firewire does. Only problem is that my laptop has only usb ports. This may be a dumb question, but does anyone know if there are firewire/usb adapters, and if so, would this work with my laptop and camcorder (ie would I be able to capture my videos using moviemaker)?
     
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    I don't believe such a device exists, although in theory it could. Since firewire is essentially a network connection it would essentially be the same as making a USB NIC, which are fairly common devices.

    My suggestion would be to get a Cardbus firewire card instead.
     
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    Thank you. I appreciate your guys help.
     

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