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Old September 5th, 2002, 05:08 PM   #1
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Best DV Firewire Cardbus/PCMCIA card for my GL2 to laptop?

Hey folks,

I just picked up a GL2 (love it) and a new fancy smanshy super fast laptop. I'm looking for the best PCMCIA/Cardbus DV firewire card out there to transfer GL2 video to my lapdogg and toy around w/ it w/ Premiere. I heard Pyro makes a decent one, but I'm up for more suggestions.

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Old September 5th, 2002, 06:29 PM   #2
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Can't answer that question, but you better have one hell of a hard drive, DV is like 13GB per hour of video.
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Old September 5th, 2002, 10:19 PM   #3
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Hi,

If that's really a fancy new laptop, you should see if you can get one with the 1394 port built-in! That's standard on most of them nowadays.

I'm using the 1394 PC Card made by Maxtor on my 6 year old laptop - Works great.

The other one I considered at CompUSA was the Adaptec card. The Adaptec is a nicer design, but fills up all your PCMCIA ports with the firewire ports that are built-in. So you can't use any other PC cards if you use the Adaptec. But it keeps your laptop compact and less "wirey".

I have a modem PC card so I chose the Maxtor because it doesn't take up all the slots, instead it has a dongle with 2 ports attached by a wire. The downside is if I ever lose that wire/dongle, I'm screwed.
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Old September 6th, 2002, 09:12 PM   #4
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I picked up a dual firewire PCMCIA from Ebay.. for $20 came with two cables and the card.. installed it under Windows XP and works flawless.. So now I have my Dell 8000 with one built in firewire port. and my new PCMCIA with 2 more ports for a total of three.. One goes to me cam.. the other one to the External hard drive.. and capture with no gliches..

the PCMCIA card is made by IBM..
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Old September 6th, 2002, 11:34 PM   #5
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sounds like almost anything will do. thanks for the feedback guys
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