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Old August 25th, 2005, 05:26 AM   #1
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Firewire <-> USB2 ?

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I'm very interested in the Optura60 as a second camcorder to my Sony VX2000 , as my old little JVC died. The Optura60 doesn't have a Firewire output. So, how would I copy miniDV tapes ? Is there a direct way to do this on a computer, perhaps as simple as a Firewire+USB2 card with "through" ability ? I would prefer to avoid copying to the disk drive, then printing back to tape.

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Old August 25th, 2005, 06:08 AM   #2
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I'm very interested in the Optura60 as a second camcorder to my Sony VX2000 , as my old little JVC died. The Optura60 doesn't have a Firewire output.
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Some cameras come with USB software that will allow you to capture video via USB.

I would keep my options open and explore other cameras in that same price range that allow for firewire transport. The Panasonic PV-GS250 has good specs and is a 3CCD cam. Just a thought. I have two PV-GS150's for side cams, I've been happy with them.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 06:35 AM   #3
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The Optura 60 does have Firewire output. It's right there, one of the little gray logos on the bottom of the Optura Page on CanonDV.com .

All good cameras should have Firewire. It's basically a necessity with MiniDV.
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The Optura60 doesn't have a Firewire output.
Actually yes it does have a FireWire output. All DV camcorders have FireWire these days. On the Optura 60, the FireWire jack is labeled "DV" and is located on the right side of the body near the lens, just below the Mic input jack and the analog AV jack. Hope this helps,
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Old August 25th, 2005, 04:40 PM   #5
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Duh. OK. I was in a stupor after reading all of those reviews.
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