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Old January 15th, 2004, 10:13 AM   #1
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How to connect a camera to four computers simultaneously via firewire

Hi

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??

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Old January 15th, 2004, 11:12 AM   #2
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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.
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Old January 15th, 2004, 12:53 PM   #3
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Thanks Jonathan.

They are a bit pricey. I was thinking more something like this:

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...uct_Id=100300#

But I ask me if a Firewire Hub is what I need.
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Old January 15th, 2004, 02:25 PM   #4
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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.

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Old January 15th, 2004, 04:01 PM   #5
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I understand now.
Thanks very much Jonathan .
The only want I need is to find a cheap one firewire switcher.

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