I am looking to increase the storage of DV footage and editted sequences on my Laptop.
(Dell Inspiron 848Mhz with 512 Ram. Currently has one 30GB disc for System and progrmans and a 20GB for DV footage. One firewire port and two unused PCMCIA slots. I'm running Avid Xpress DV 3.5)
My question is what's the best way to run footage from the camera to a new external hard drive with only one firewire port on the laptop?
Do I need to add another firewire port using one of the PCMCIA slots? Could my computers spec cope with this stream of data passing through?
Can I somehow "daisy-chain" the camera and the external hard drive into my one existing firewire port.
OR is my only option to digitise to my existing built in hard drive, disconect the camera, connect the external hard drive and then pass the clips to it? I'll just do this if its the safest, drop-frameless way!
Any answers greatly appreciated!