I have just purchased a new Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. Somewhat naively, I assumed a PCMCIA slot was standard. My old laptop had such a slot, as such I bought a Firewire PCMCIA card to connect my Panasonic DVC camcorder to and could capture video no problem.
Do I have any other options? I've seen USB > Firewire cables, but I doubt it's as simple as this?
USB to IEEE 1394 4 PIN FIREWIRE TRAVEL Adapter CABLE on eBay (end time 09-Dec-09 14:53:45 GMT)
Just to confirm the Dell laptopn has no PCMCIA or the more recent 34 mm ExpressCard slot (unless I'm missing the obvious?).
Thanks in anticipation.