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01-04-2004 7:13 PM

I just got a new computer, and for Christmas I got a video camera. The only problem is that I have no fire wire connection in my computer. Just a usb connection. Is there any upgrade or adatption that you can get that allows you to get a fire wire connection in your computer. All input is wanted!

sdboardr99 01-04-2004 7:21 PM

Yes, you can buy a Firewire card, or even a Firewire and USB 2.0 combo card pretty cheaply. As an example, on eBay they go for as low as $10 or so. <BR> <BR><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=3450597105&amp;cat egory=44933" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=3450597105&amp;cat egory=44933</a> <BR> <BR><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=2777562323&amp;cat egory=170" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=2777562323&amp;cat egory=170</a> <BR> <BR><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=2976884266&amp;cat egory=21164" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=2976884266&amp;cat egory=21164</a>

01-05-2004 3:13 PM

Thx a bunch for the advice Bill. Do you have to get the chip installed into your computer though?

deepstructure 01-05-2004 4:16 PM

chip? what chip? just install the card and you're good to go. are you talking about the chip for taking still pics on your vidcam?

01-06-2004 9:38 AM

I agree with Bill. Just go out and buy the cheapest firewire card you can find. Until you get to real-time graphic rendering cards ($500+ range), all firewire cards are going to be equal. <BR> <BR>If you buy on e-bay (I did) pay attention to what is bundled with the card. It will usually come with a firewire cord and some sort of editing software. It won't be the top of the line software, but it is decent stuff. I bought the card, with a cord, and a copy of Ulead Editing software (version 5.0 when 7.0 was top of the line) for $5.95 before shipping. Total cost with shipping was something like $10.00 <BR> <BR>EDIT - just to let you know that the second link that Bill posted is the exact set up that I bought on E-Bay. It looks like they raised the price a few cents, but the bundle is the same. <BR> <BR>The first link is for a firewire and USB combination card. While this is more expensive, if you are worried about running out of card space in your computer, this is a good options to combine 2 common cards into 1. <BR> <BR>The third link is for a card only (no cable or software). While this may look like the cheapest route to go, you have to consider that you still need to buy a cord. So in my mind, the better value is to look of a bundle that includes all three items for a couple dollars more. <BR> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by 6more on January 06, 2004)

01-06-2004 10:43 AM

Thx for the advice guys. I already have a cord and a video editing softwear. I think im going to order a card this week.

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