I'd like to check with you whether my surmises about feasible and rightenous topology for regular video-editing are correct.
There is 1 IEEE1394 port in my laptop.
Problem: direct capture from DV-CAM to laptop can lead to lost frames and some other problems.
Solution: capture is to be done from DV-CAM to the external HDD via IEEE 1394/i.Link
Now the question about topology.
1. IEEE 1394 hub with 2-3 ports connected via PCMCIA or IEEE 1394 port to my laptop.
2. 1 port of a hub to be connected to DV-CAM.
3. 1 another port of a hub to be connected to the external HDD.
4. since IEEE 1394 is peer-to-peer - all data will pass by laptop and be sent directly from DV-CAM to the external HDD.
In other words:
LAPTOP ---- ( i.Link ) --------|
DVCAM ---- ( i.Link ) ------ IEEE 1394 HUB ------- (i.Link ) ---- Ext. HDD
Solution 2 (daisy chain)
DVCAM ---- ( i.Link ) -------- Ext. HDD --------- (i.Link ) ------- LAPTOP
The problem is to have a HDD suite with 2 i.Link ports.
Are both solution basically equal? Are they right at all? Will it work this way?
I'd appreciate your responses, since I'm somewhat baffled and lost.