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Old 10-12-2006, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a Digital Video camera approximatly a year ago only to learn that the camera relied on a Firewire port to transfer the video images to the computer. My desktop computer does not have a firewire port in it. I am reluctant to open the case to put a board into it. Are there any well made video cameras that use USB rather than Firewire since USB is a common video port?

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Old 10-12-2006, 01:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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my vid cam will do both but the faster firewire input is far supperior. I started using usb but once I tried firewire there was no going back. If you do not feel comforateble putting your own card in take it to a shop. It would be much cheaper than buying a new cam.

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Old 10-12-2006, 07:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I thought that most DV Cameras could only record to tape. Mine is a Sony, perhaps I sould dub to the card. My new computer has a slot for most cards.
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