January 15th, 2004, 10:13 AM
At work we have 4 editing station 2 PC's(Avid Xress DV) and 2 Apple (Final cut Pro)
What we like to do ist to connect via firewire all the 4 Stations to
a Mini DV Player Recorder.
Is there any hardware (hub maybe) that can connect 4 Computers via firewire to one Mini DV Player Recorder / Camera??
January 15th, 2004, 11:12 AM
Yes there is a firewire hub that I have seen at Markertek. You hook up all 4 comps to the hub, and simply press a button to choose which IEEE route you want. It was rack mountable, but also a bit pricey in my opinion. B&H also has some, just go to their webpage and type in "firewire switcher" in the search box.
January 15th, 2004, 12:53 PM
They are a bit pricey. I was thinking more something like this:
But I ask me if a Firewire Hub is what I need.
January 15th, 2004, 02:25 PM
No, the hub you have listed would be if you had 4 firewire devices that you wanted to connect to ONE computer. Your problem is the opposite. I believe you have to have a switcher, not a hub, for what you are asking for.
Hope that helps.
January 15th, 2004, 04:01 PM
I understand now.
Thanks very much Jonathan .
The only want I need is to find a cheap one firewire switcher.