Transfer DV video using a firewire to USB adaptor?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by liu, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. liu

    liu Guest

    We have multiple PCs that need to transfer DV video. It would be
    easier and portable if there is a firewire to USB adaptor that can
    transfer video from the camcorder to PC. I searched but it seems that
    it may not work as firewire interface contains both video and audio.

    Can someone confirm whether it works or not?

    liu, Mar 30, 2011
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    mike Guest

    Save your money because they don't work.
    Put a firewire card into one PC, capture the camcorder footage to it,
    then transfer it back to an external USB drive and then copy it to all
    other PCs.

    mike, Mar 30, 2011
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  3. liu

    liu Guest

    Thanks for the quick response, mike. Is this from your personal
    experience? Please confirm.

    liu, Mar 30, 2011
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    No personal experience, just the collective wisdom of the folks on these
    as well as several other forums that I subscribe to.

    Mike Kujbida, Mar 30, 2011
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    Steve King Guest

    I'm assuming that all cameras have firewire output and some of your PCs do
    not have firewire, right? You haven't said if all PCs are in the same
    location, If they are, I think that Mike's earlier suggestion that you
    dedicate one PC with a firewire card as the capture computer. Then,
    distribute files using external drives or network connections.

    Steve King
    Steve King, Mar 30, 2011
  6. liu

    liu Guest

    Thank you all for the help. I've decided to buy a low profile firewire
    card and put it on one PC. Will transfer video using an external HD.
    liu, Mar 31, 2011
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    MD34 Guest

    I just inherited my son's quad-core super duper something and it's got more
    ports on it than a server room. He (read I) built it last year, but he wanted a
    newer faster doodad. Since I started using it I've been able to lose a USB hub
    and a FireWire/USB 2.0 card

    Got a bunch on top where you can actually get at them and a boatload more on the

    Cooler Master makes the case and the mobo was an ASUS. His new one has a 64Gb
    Solid State boot drive and twin 1.5 Tb hard drives and a BluRay burner. I'm
    hoping to get that PC next year. :)
    MD34, Apr 7, 2011
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