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Old 11-21-2003, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question about the IEEE 1394 Firewire, are there different types of firewires, or is a firewire a firewire?????
I want to install one into one of my old computers and not sure what to buy, if they come with a drive to install them or what.
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Old 11-21-2003, 10:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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firewire b firewire. The standard i dont think has been upgraded like usb has. Any firewire card should do. Out of curiosity what compatible device are you using. If you can i do prefer usb 2 if avaliable.
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Old 11-21-2003, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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DLoading video from a camcorder to the PC to take frame by frame pics from it.
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Old 11-21-2003, 11:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Cool good luck. If you need a sound card also, The audigy sound cards come with fire wire ports on them and the audigy 1 cards are not that expensive any more. $50 or so and the firewire card will cost $25-$40
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What will the sound card do for me??? other than have sound which I already have (I know dumb question) but this is all new to me.
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better card gives better sound. Just the same with video cards. If you dont do much with sound ( games, music, multimedia) it may not be worth it. Also there is no need to buy the card if you have a cheap pair of speaker, you wont reap any benefits of the card. Just suggested it because the price diff is not that much incase you were inthe market for a sound card.
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Old 11-21-2003, 04:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just get the 1394 FireWire card,, about 35 bucks,,

Get OEM,, dont need a box,, they usually come with some software,, ULEAD

FireWire is the term for the standard,, APPLE technology is the origin,,

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Old 11-22-2003, 03:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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For your need: Firewire 400 (older version, dirt cheap PCI cards) 6 pin variety. Get a 6 pin to 4 pin cable for your camera. Should work well.
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