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Hallo to Community Members,

I am considering the purchase of a Laptop that does not have a Firewire connection, and would very much like to hear of any members satisfactory experience with a USB to Firewire adapter and if the video captured is as good, as capturing to an installed firewire. Apart from Dell, few manufactors seem to provide these connections on Laptops that are within my budget.Thanks in advance for any replys. ubiediting

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Hallo to Community Members,

I am considering the purchase of a Laptop that does not have a Firewire connection, and would very much like to hear of any members satisfactory experience with a USB to Firewire adapter and if the video captured is as good, as capturing to an installed firewire. Apart from Dell, few manufactors seem to provide these connections on Laptops that are within my budget.Thanks in advance for any replys. ubiediting

 

The first thing that comes to mind is what are you using to record the video?

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The first thing that comes to mind is what are you using to record the video?

Hallo sknis, Thank you for your reply, and in answer I was considering a Acer Aspire 5741 Laptop that had a good review in the Computeractive Magazine, although it does not have a graphics card, but a UMA intergrated chip,so I am not decided as yet. Regards, ubiediting.

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Hallo sknis, Thank you for your reply, and in answer I was considering a Acer Aspire 5741 Laptop that had a good review in the Computeractive Magazine, although it does not have a graphics card, but a UMA intergrated chip,so I am not decided as yet. Regards, ubiediting.

 

Sorry, I was not clear on my question.

 

What is the source of the videos? You would need the A-D converter only if you were capturing from an analog source like a VHS tape player.

 

I looked up that laptop and depending on the numbers after the 5741, that could be a I3 or I5 processor. Which one were you looking at? Have you look at the Samsung R580 (more money). Here in the US, the Dell Factory Outlet has some great bargains for looks and acts like new laptops. Is there somethng like that there?

 

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Sorry, I was not clear on my question.

 

What is the source of the videos? You would need the A-D converter only if you were capturing from an analog source like a VHS tape player.

 

I looked up that laptop and depending on the numbers after the 5741, that could be a I3 or I5 processor. Which one were you looking at? Have you look at the Samsung R580 (more money). Here in the US, the Dell Factory Outlet has some great bargains for looks and acts like new laptops. Is there somethng like that there?

 

Remember that you will NOT be able to use EMC 9 with Windows 7. Only Creator 2010 and Creator 2011 will run on W7.

Hallo sknis,

I much appreciate your sugestion of the Samsung R580, here in the UK they seem to have a different numbering being JSO 1,2,3, slight upgrade in specy for each, and Argos sell them shop soiled from £419.which is interesting for me, with it's independent graphics card, although it does'nt have a Firewire connection which I need, because my interest is capturing digital video from a Sony Handycam DCF-HC40E or a Cannon camcorder, mainly family affairs to edit on my computer. Could you advise if a USB to firewire adaptor should be satisfactory? Regards, ubiediting.

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Hallo sknis,

I much appreciate your sugestion of the Samsung R580, here in the UK they seem to have a different numbering being JSO 1,2,3, slight upgrade in specy for each, and Argos sell them shop soiled from £419.which is interesting for me, with it's independent graphics card, although it does'nt have a Firewire connection which I need, because my interest is capturing digital video from a Sony Handycam DCF-HC40E or a Cannon camcorder, mainly family affairs to edit on my computer. Could you advise if a USB to firewire adaptor should be satisfactory? Regards, ubiediting.

 

I missed the part about it not having a firewire port. I have no experience with a firewire to USB converter.

 

That Sony is a digital memory stick camera and it does have a USB port if I called up the right specs. You should be able to plug that camera into your computer via USB and just copy the video from the memory stick to the hard drive. No need to capture.

 

You didn't mention which Cannon you have so I can't comment. If it is a memory card or DVD digital camcorder and is not tape, you should still be OK if it has a USB port.

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I missed the part about it not having a firewire port. I have no experience with a firewire to USB converter.

 

That Sony is a digital memory stick camera and it does have a USB port if I called up the right specs. You should be able to plug that camera into your computer via USB and just copy the video from the memory stick to the hard drive. No need to capture.

 

You didn't mention which Cannon you have so I can't comment. If it is a memory card or DVD digital camcorder and is not tape, you should still be OK if it has a USB port.

Hallo,sknis,

You are quite right, the Sony Handycam has a digital memory stick and a USB port which I mainly use for Still images but it can record Movie's in MPEG depending on the memory stick size for a shorter time but not in Stereo, so I use a mini DV cassette, for movie's and transfer to my computer via firewire. I am setting my sights on buying a Laptop that does have a Firewire port.

Many thanks to you, Regards,ubediting

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