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    Hi all, really would appreciate some help.
    My camera is a Samsung vp d101 with a firewire 1394 connection only, and my desktop computer has no firewire port, only USBs.
    So my question is: is there a cable that could connect from the USB on my computer to the firewire port on my camera?
    I've looked on ebay and there was one that seemed (to my naive eyes) to fit the bill, but there was a note on it that said it was unsuitable for dv!
    Would I have to install a firewire port onto my computer, and if so, is that a big job (I'm pretty techno ignorant).
    kind regards,
    job

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    You MUST get a proper f wire post. You need a f wire pci card, they slot in to the pc at the back inside and cost about a tenner. ONce plugged in xp should recognise it and all should be fine.

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    Thanks for the help, Mark.

    job

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    Hi mark, one last thing, what would the speed of the firewire card have to be, 200mbps/400 or 800?

    regards,
    Job

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    Any speed will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jobfromthebible View Post
    Hi mark, one last thing, what would the speed of the firewire card have to be, 200mbps/400 or 800?

    regards,
    Job
    if in doubt then just go large on it. It will always be backwards compatible.

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    DV and HDV run around 25Mbps as far as I'm aware, so any speed would do.
    It's not about what camera you use or how much it cost.

    It's about what you shoot,
    how you shot it,
    and how you edit it :P

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