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  • 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 1 of 5 , Mar 9, 2010
      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 for what works, though I may be out of date.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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