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Old October 24th, 2004, 03:47 PM   #1
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help- firewire from ZR10 to PC

I am having trouble finding a firewire that will go from my Canon ZR10 to my PC's USB port. My PC is a Compaq Presario and supposedly (when I search the help files on the computer) is supposed to be able to receive DV through its USB port.

Am I way off here, do they make a 4-pin (ZR compatible) to USB firewire?

Appreciate any advice, I'm a little frustrated with this right now :)

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Old October 24th, 2004, 04:35 PM   #2
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USB (not USB2) is too slow for DV. the ZR10 is DV compliant and you can use FireWire to get video into your computer. You may need to get a FireWire card (fits in an open PCI slot) if your computer does not have FireWire. There is no such thing as USB FireWire. Connections can be one or the other, but not both.
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Old October 24th, 2004, 05:38 PM   #3
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I was kind of wondering about this. The online help section was a little vague so I just got off the phone with India and after about 45 minutes of going through the product support crap was told that I don't have a IEEE 1394 port.

So I guess I'll have to buy a card and cable. Are there any that I should stay away from? Is it really impt to go with a good name brand or are all the generics pretty much equivalent?

Here's one I found that seems like a good price, what about it....

http://www.usbfirewire.com/Parts/rr-fw-byt.html

Thanks folks, I appreciate all the help in this forum :)

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Old October 24th, 2004, 06:07 PM   #4
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If you are running winXP, (nearly) all firewire cards will work with no issues. The firewire standard is a standard so every card more or less performs the same.

www.pricewatch.com
is a good place to find the cheapest price on firewire cards.

If you want it fast then try www.newegg.com, since they have great prices, tell you when things are in stock (and don't lie about it), and have a good reputation (see resellerratings.com). A few of the vendors on pricewatch.com may not have it in stock so your order may get delayed.

Check that the firewire card comes with a 6pin-4pin firewire/IEEE1394a cable. Some also come with cut-down versions of consumer editing software.
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