[RNLD] re: Computer - Video Camera Leads
colhatts at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 9 03:45:11 UTC 2013
I had this same problem recently. I found that an adapter for PC is
readily available at most computer stores.
On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 1:17 PM, John Olstad <jtolstad at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> It is not possible to go from firewire to USB; that will unfortunately not
> work. However, 1) like your old laptop, that mini firewire connection is
> common to the previous generation of Dell laptops and 2) you can get a
> cable quite easily that connects mini firewire to full firewire or an
> adapter to make the small one a big one and virtually all Apple computers
> have that for capturing video. If you get that cable or adapter from ebay
> (4-pin to 8-pin firewire) and plug it into a mac, you should be able to
> digitize your tapes quite easily.
> Hope that helps
> On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Stephen Morey <S.Morey at latrobe.edu.au>wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> Back in the late 1990s I purchased a Sony Camera and took lots of videos
>> in the field which I could not at that time capture into my computer.
>> I still have some that I need to do.
>> The Camera only has what I think is called a 'Firewire connection' which
>> is a very small rectangle with an indentation in the bottom. I have a cable
>> with this connection on both ends. My old laptop had such a connection but
>> the new one (of course) doesn't. Can anyone advise whether its possible to
>> get a cable that has firewire at one end and USB at the other, and if I
>> find such a thing, will it work, or are these two methods of transmitting
>> data incompatible?
>> Thank you all
>> Stephen Morey
>> Australian Research Council Future Fellow
>> Centre for Research on Language Diversity
>> La Trobe University
>> Website: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/rclt/StaffPages/morey.htm
> John Olstad
> University of Newcastle
> (University at Buffalo/National Science Foundation, USA
> Independent researcher)
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