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Old August 7th, 2005, 08:38 PM   #1
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Can a FS-4 power a ADVC from 6pin Firewire?

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The last of our GVD900 watchmans have failed and I am loathe to replace them with the lesser GVD-1000.

The problem with going solid state is that our pencil cams (xc555,999 and CVXV3ps) have only composite outputs.

Would the FS4 be able to power the Canopus ADVC110 through the 6pin firewire connection?

I have seen firewire based pencilcams for security work but nothing for TV/broadcast work.

Has anyone got an alternative to the GVD-1000?
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Old August 8th, 2005, 02:43 PM   #2
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the successor to the xc999 is a firewire-based lipstick cam, so there are some choices in that area.

i also have the gv-d900, never again, when it dies i'm going to be getting one of those super-cheap mini-dv cams with firewire input instead.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 03:16 PM   #3
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the successor to the xc999 is a firewire-based lipstick cam, so there are some choices in that area.

i also have the gv-d900, never again, when it dies i'm going to be getting one of those super-cheap mini-dv cams with firewire input instead.
Do you have the model number of the firewire pencilcam? is it a Sony camera?
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Old August 9th, 2005, 12:36 PM   #4
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i went out and looked for it on the 'net, but no luck :-( sorry! but i distinctly remember seeing it a year or two ago, because the xc999 has been discontinued for awhile.

in fact, not only could i not find the firewire version of the xc999, i couldn't find much else in a 30 fps ntsc firewire lipstick configuration... which is sort of what you indicated in your first post... what is out there, however, is a lot of hi-rez firewire progressive scan stuff that should be adaptable to what we need... 60fps 640x480 is what's needed(?), i think, you can also record 1394b to a laptop:

http://bssc.sel.sony.com/Broadcastan...20054&id=79956

also: http://www.aegiselect.com/products/f...-cams.html#pix

http://www.prosilica.com/products/ec1380c.htm

http://www.1394store.com/eshop/dept.asp?dept%5Fid=5

as an aside, the xc999 manual claims to have y/c output off of the camera... i have not been able to get it to work, however.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 04:19 PM   #5
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Hi Scott,

I don't think that you will be able to power the ADVC110 from the FS-4. But it should be pretty easy to adapt a battery to power it. The ADVC110 has a DC power jack. My ADVC100 only needs 5v.

A set-up like this should work with the FS-4. I just tried it out with my FS-4 and my ADVC100 connected to an outlet, and it worked fine.
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 08:54 PM   #6
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I like the previous suggestion using the battery. We don't recommend powering external units from a DV cable connected to the FS4.

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