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Old August 2nd, 2004, 11:36 AM   #1
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FireWire for GS400

I would like to know what kind of firewire port is on the GS400. Is it a 6 pin male?
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Old August 2nd, 2004, 12:26 PM   #2
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The GS400 has a 4-pin female firewire which is similar to just about any consumer MiniDV cam.

You can see a photo on the DVspot.com review.

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Old August 2nd, 2004, 09:04 PM   #3
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The DVSPOT review of the GS400 said that the quality is better with Firewire than with USB. Is this true for both im- and export? The latest Firewire is twice as fast as the latest USB but both are still digital?
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Old August 2nd, 2004, 09:29 PM   #4
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Claus, the GS400 uses the older firewire which is 1394a and runs at 400Mbps (opposed to the newer 1394b @ 800Mbps).

I have read that the GS400 is capable of video transfer to the PC using USB 2.0 Video Class but I don't know if it works with anything except the included software. I noticed also that the DVspot review said that firewire was needed to export your edited footage back to tape.

I think firewire is still the best option.
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