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    Default do sony cams come with firewire cable or no?

    my sony hc21 didnt come with the firewire cable, but the other cams like better ones, they come with it?
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    Usually, no. So you'd have to buy a cable anyway.

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    I have bought two Sony camcorders. The TRV33E did not come wiht a firewire (iLink) lead but did, curiously, come with a USB lead. No wonder people new to video cameras often get frustrated by the quality of video they are capturing.

    The FX1E came with neither lead, but then it doesn't have any use for a USB lead.

    So to answer you question, no, not even the higher end cameras come with a lead.

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    now if i choose to switchg from usb to firewire with my sony HC-21 Camcorder, how much will the quality improve? i mean is the firewire worth 40 bucks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sithxace
    now if i choose to switchg from usb to firewire with my sony HC-21 Camcorder, how much will the quality improve? i mean is the firewire worth 40 bucks?
    It shouldn't cost you $40 for a firewire card and cable.

    But yes, even if it did cost you that much - it's worth it. It really, really, really is.

    You NEED firewire.

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    we;l the fitrewire cable itself is 40 at sony.com, was thinkin id need to get their brand of it so it would work on my sony
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    A Firewire cable is $ 30 at BestBuy...

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    You do not need to stick with Sony brand for firewire. Firewire is firewire so no need to pay for the name.

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    lol yea newegg is my best frioend, it has it for like 8 bucks compared to klike 30 elsewheer!
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    It just goes to show that you don't let yourself be intimidated by companies who say you have to use their particular brand of cable or connector or whatever. Shop around and get the best and cheapest deal you can.

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