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Andrew B
28-05-2004, 02:39 PM
Is it possible to plug the video out on a analogue video camera into a firewire port?

metla
28-05-2004, 02:41 PM
Are you the same guy who asked if he could read dvd's in his cd drive?

Andrew B
28-05-2004, 02:54 PM
No

robsonde
28-05-2004, 03:02 PM
the answer is a very big NO!!

however you can get a box that will take the vidoe out from a camara and turn it in to digital info for the fireware port, the box costs a lot of $$ ($700+)

firewire is a digital system and the video out you talk of is an analog system and that problem.

so with out spending $700 the answer is no.

metla
28-05-2004, 03:04 PM
$700?

An $80 tv-capture card will do it no problem.

Andrew B
28-05-2004, 03:06 PM
ok thanks. I thought that might be the answer. No harm in asking though.

robsonde
28-05-2004, 03:07 PM
well yes a $80 capture card will do the capture but the $700 box will do it with the firewire port :-)

paulw
28-05-2004, 05:22 PM
Or a DV camcorder