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Old March 4th, 2004, 01:29 PM   #1
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About USB/FireWire/PCI Cards

Do you specifically need one of these cards or *another* card(s) to get the footage captured? I know DV uses FireWire, and my motherboard came with FireWire, USB, the Sound Card, and ethernet card/ports inside of them, do I need to get another one? What's the difference between the motherboards that carry these and buying a seperate USB/FireWire card? Is it better to get them independently?
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Old March 4th, 2004, 01:53 PM   #2
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No!, If your motherboard already have a firewire port on it, you are a lucky guy, use it and save the cash of the firewire card for other things!
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Old March 4th, 2004, 02:01 PM   #3
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David, Mother board or PCI slot mounted cards should not be a consideration. As far as firewire or USB goes, ite depends on what interface your camera supports. My xl1s supports firewire.

I also have a still digital camera that supports USB.

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Old March 4th, 2004, 03:02 PM   #4
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I believe my GL2 supports the USB and FireWire, but I am saying would I need to buy another card. Now, what you just said is to not use the motherboard FireWire ports?
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Old March 4th, 2004, 04:30 PM   #5
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David,

You should be fine using both the firewire/usb port from your motherboard.

If you need extra firewire/usb ports you can add then. But you should be fine with what you have.

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