I am trying to connect a sony handycam to my computer.
With a FireWire 400, 1 meter cable, all is fine,
But with a FireWire 800, 5 meters cable, I get nothing.
Does it come from the cable which is too long?
Does anyone have ever tryed this cam?
What I know about FireWire wires lenght – it’s limited by 4.5 meters – so you can use analog signal from your cam if need some more…
So I need a converter: analog 2 FW.
I know there are a lot.
I bought one this morning … but it was for video capture!
I’m looking for an advice: Which converter do you use?
Personnaly, I use ImagingSource DFG/1394-1e.
It works really well and it gives you uncompressed uyvy video, which is perfect for Max.
You can also find a lot of info by looking for the DFG in the forums.
I’m use Canopus ADVC-55, don’t know how good this device, but I have not problemms with it.
Only one not so good – with this and similar devices – you have only one video input. When I need some more – I use USB cams…
very interesting, thanks guys!
Ooops, please could you tell me if the DFG/1394-1e works on OSX?
There are only windows softwares & drivers on their website:
It’s an extra 50$…
But it totally worth it.
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