Questions tagged [firewire]

Firewire, also known as IEEE 1394, is an interface standard used for connecting external devices to computers. It is similar in concept, but not in implementation, to USB. Firewire is frequently used for digital cameras and audio interfaces. Use this tag for questions that specifically deal with using firewire connections and devices.

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Transfer videos from Sony HC9 tapes to Windows 10 laptop

I have an old Sony HC-9. I used to use the iLink cable to output the video to my Sony Laptop (Vegas Pro). I no longer have a Sony laptop or Vegas Pro, but now have a Dell Precision 5530, which does ...
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Is a torn DV tape recoverable in any way?

I am digitizing several DV tapes via a Sony handycam, a firewire cable, and a MacBook. Unfortunately, the tape of one of the DV tapes is torn: it only attaches to one of the spools, the other end is ...
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What Options Are There for Importing Mini DV and Hi-8 Tapes to Thunderbolt?

So, it looks like FireWire is dead, and, along with it, all those FireWire ports on Mini DV cams and A/D converters from the 2000's. So what options exist today for getting Mini DV and Hi-8 tape ...
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Camera randomly re-connects to PC

I don't know if it's the right place to post this question or I should go to StackOverflow, but I'll give it a try. I've got my camera connected to PC. It works just fine. But sometimes, let's say ...
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What kind of hardware do I need for a multi-person editing team?

What are some good ("Pro?") ways of storing videos so that a team of editors can work on them? I currently work for an eLearning company that produces medium-large quantities of instructional videos (...
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What are people using to connect SSD drives from a camera to Thunderbolt or Firewire?

We're shooting on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and at the moment are using the guts of a little portable drive enclosure as our cradle for transferring to our Macs via Firewire 800. It's got a very ...
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Is firewire better than USB for live webcasting - Video

I am building a 2 camera, 4 mic webcasting setup. Using firewire to connect the 2 cameras to a laptop is more involved as it requires 2 analog to digital converts and 2 firewire ports, whereas most ...
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Camcorder for use as a webcam

I've been looking into a camcorder for use as a webcam, since all the webcams I have found don't seem to be up to the task I have in mind. My biggest issue is finding camcorders can can even be used ...