Mike Wilhelm - January 23rd, 2013
The newer laptops do not have firewire ports so can adapters work when downloading mini dv tape? Some say they work, others say not. If not, what will work to get video onto the laptop for editing?
I've been using FireWire800 for the past 6 years, and eSATA more recently.
USB 2.0 was simply never good for streaming video playback, due to the technical specs.
Are you using USB 3.0? Is it any good for HD video? I've found surprisingly little info on this topic.
every product for converting analog (VHS) to a digital format seems to have an output via FireWire to the input of my computer. But as I'm finding out not all PC's have a FireWire port. What now? Is there a USB solution or how else does one get there old home movies onto the computer that is not equiped with FireWire. For now, my friend has to bring his crap over to use my computer where then Ihave toshare so that he can get it onto his computer.
I'm having a bit of problems with HD Writer 1.5, the program provided with my HDC-SD10 camcorder.
Each time I connect my camcorded to my PC (via the provided USB wire) and start downloading my recorded videos on my hard drive, an error pops up. It tells me that my USB connection is unstable and that I should try to connect my camcorder to a USB port at the rear of my computer.
I'm a little nervous about trusting a USB2.0 transfer. I suspect it is going to drop frames, glitch, or get the audio out of sync, or some other annoying thing. But since I don't really know what I am talking about, over to you guys.... which do you think is best and why? And am I really going to suffer if I use a USB input?
Reason for question: Getting harder to find devices that are not cameras that have Firewire output
I'm considering purchasing a TM700, and I'd like to be able to use it as a webcam.
As far as I can tell from the specs, the TM700 has a USB port but no FireWire port. In a videomaker article on choosing a WebCam, it says if you have a FireWire port you're good to go. But no mention is made of USB ports.
Can you run this camera as a WebCam over a USB connection?
Daniel Bruns - October 19th, 2010
Daniel Bruns - December 31st, 2009
My new computer does not have a firewire port, I have a Sony camcorder DCR-HC32. Is there a way to upload and edit my DV tapes from my camcorder? Can I use a firewire to USB cable? I have a USB 2.0 port, will that be just as good?