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  • Miguel
    Test the external hard drive and your setup first. Jay and others have told me about this workaround but I haven t been able to do that with my external hard
    Message 1 of 5 , Mar 9, 2010
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      Test the external hard drive and your setup first. Jay and others have told me about this workaround but I haven't been able to do that with my external hard drive and my two cameras. Go figure.

      Miguel.


      >
      > > Looks like I might be bartering for a new-ish mac 13"
      > > There is no firewire input and i was wondering how some of you dealt
      > > with that problem.
      > > I think my cams are only capable of exporting via firewire...
      > > Any help would be appreciated?
      >
      > I use an external hard drrive with USB and Firewire to make it work.
      > --The computer connects through USB to Hard drive.
      > --The camera connects through Firewire to Hard drive.
      >
      > Jay
      >
      >
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      > http://twitter.com/jaydedman
      > 917 371 6790
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    • elbowsofdeath
      There are a few different technical reasons I can think of why Jays solution should not work in a variety of cases. In fact Im rather surprised it works at
      Message 2 of 5 , Mar 9, 2010
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        There are a few different technical reasons I can think of why Jays solution should not work in a variety of cases. In fact Im rather surprised it works at all.

        I can well imagine it working if the hard drive is connected to the computer using FW800, and happens to have some FW400 ports on it, because its really just acting the same as a FW800->FW400 adapter cable.

        But I thought that the nature of the firewire bus would make it unlikely that drives would support Firewire->USB conversion, and that traditional DV cameras interface to computer with capture software in a very firewire bus specific way and would not take kindly to USB being involved? Maybe some modern cameras that could transfer via firewire using a non-DV way, eg by showing the camera as a storage device and you can just drag files across would work if USB was involved, but I dont imagine traditional DV cams working.

        I may be utterly wrong, its just that solution goes against my instincts for what works, though I may be out of date. Jay are you sure you are using USB not FW800?

        I will try to learn more via the interwebs.

        Cheers

        Steve Elbows
        --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Miguel" <miglsd@...> wrote:
        >
        >
        > Test the external hard drive and your setup first. Jay and others have told me about this workaround but I haven't been able to do that with my external hard drive and my two cameras. Go figure.
        >
        > Miguel.
        >
        >
        > >
        > > > Looks like I might be bartering for a new-ish mac 13"
        > > > There is no firewire input and i was wondering how some of you dealt
        > > > with that problem.
        > > > I think my cams are only capable of exporting via firewire...
        > > > Any help would be appreciated?
        > >
        > > I use an external hard drrive with USB and Firewire to make it work.
        > > --The computer connects through USB to Hard drive.
        > > --The camera connects through Firewire to Hard drive.
        > >
        > > Jay
        > >
        > >
        > > --
        > > http://ryanishungry.com
        > > http://momentshowing.net
        > > http://twitter.com/jaydedman
        > > 917 371 6790
        > >
        >
      • RANDY MANN
        i did that and it didnt work. so i went on cl and bought a cheep g4 to capture then i transfer it to my mac book . ... [Non-text portions of this message
        Message 3 of 5 , Mar 9, 2010
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          i did that and it didnt work. so i went on cl and bought a cheep g4 to
          capture then i transfer it to my mac book .

          On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 2:00 PM, elbowsofdeath <steve@...> wrote:

          >
          >
          > There are a few different technical reasons I can think of why Jays
          > solution should not work in a variety of cases. In fact Im rather surprised
          > it works at all.
          >
          > I can well imagine it working if the hard drive is connected to the
          > computer using FW800, and happens to have some FW400 ports on it, because
          > its really just acting the same as a FW800->FW400 adapter cable.
          >
          > But I thought that the nature of the firewire bus would make it unlikely
          > that drives would support Firewire->USB conversion, and that traditional DV
          > cameras interface to computer with capture software in a very firewire bus
          > specific way and would not take kindly to USB being involved? Maybe some
          > modern cameras that could transfer via firewire using a non-DV way, eg by
          > showing the camera as a storage device and you can just drag files across
          > would work if USB was involved, but I dont imagine traditional DV cams
          > working.
          >
          > I may be utterly wrong, its just that solution goes against my instincts
          > for what works, though I may be out of date. Jay are you sure you are using
          > USB not FW800?
          >
          > I will try to learn more via the interwebs.
          >
          > Cheers
          >
          > Steve Elbows
          >
          > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com <videoblogging%40yahoogroups.com>,
          > "Miguel" <miglsd@...> wrote:
          > >
          > >
          > > Test the external hard drive and your setup first. Jay and others have
          > told me about this workaround but I haven't been able to do that with my
          > external hard drive and my two cameras. Go figure.
          > >
          > > Miguel.
          > >
          > >
          > > >
          > > > > Looks like I might be bartering for a new-ish mac 13"
          > > > > There is no firewire input and i was wondering how some of you dealt
          > > > > with that problem.
          > > > > I think my cams are only capable of exporting via firewire...
          > > > > Any help would be appreciated?
          > > >
          > > > I use an external hard drrive with USB and Firewire to make it work.
          > > > --The computer connects through USB to Hard drive.
          > > > --The camera connects through Firewire to Hard drive.
          > > >
          > > > Jay
          > > >
          > > >
          > > > --
          > > > http://ryanishungry.com
          > > > http://momentshowing.net
          > > > http://twitter.com/jaydedman
          > > > 917 371 6790
          > > >
          > >
          >
          >
          >


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