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Connecting a Sony Camcorder to a Compaq Presario

Can you help? I want to connect a Sony mini DV camcorder Model DCR-HC52 to my Compaq Presario V5115US. My computer doesn’t have a1394 port (Per the Compaq manual:1394 port [select models only] Connects an optional 1394a device such as a scanner, a digital camera, or a digital camcorder. The Camcorder requires IEEE 1394 connection (Per the Sony manual: .LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE1394 connection. The i.LINK connection may vary depending on the software applications, operating system and compatible i.LINK devices. All products with an i.LINK connection may not communicate with each other). Is it possible to connect the Sony and Compaq in a way that is relatively simple is inexpensive and works well? . Thank you for your help.

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Didn't actually find a solution. Looked at another HP notebook I have and found it has a 1394a port so I'll change computers.

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