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help... firewire

Discussion in 'Digital camcorders' started by vocxxvoc, May 26, 2004.

  1. vocxxvoc

    vocxxvoc Member

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    i finally got away from those 8mm cameras and i just bought a digital camera (Samsung DV SCD 107). I was hoping to edit home movies, but when i upload the film from the camera to the computer, i used a usb and the streaming quality is poor (Low resolution, low pixel count, it lags, skips and the film is choppy). A friend told me about the <firewire> which can stream the video to the cpu in excellent quality (realtime).

    Would the firewire make things all better when transfering film from the camera to the cpu?
     
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    well the usb is bad becuz u prolly have usb 1.1 and firewire (or IEEE1334 or sumthin) is better becuz the speed is greater but the pc has to also be able to keep up too
     
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    vocxxvoc, you are right about the quality of USB, as usefull as it is for some users firewire is absolutely the way to go. I would recommend a good package to capture the video as well - I use Adobe Premiere Pro and InterVideo WinDVD Recorder, Adobe is the better product though.
     
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    Firewire (aka IEEE 1394) is a definite must if you're interested in editing video. Many newer PCs come equipped with firewire cards, and simply capture cards like the ADS Pyro only run $30-$40.

    And kev1315 was also very right about getting a decent editing package. Windows XP comes equiped with Windows Movie Maker, which has basic editing features, but if you want to get serious, I highly recommend Adobe Premiere Pro.

    Good luck.
     

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