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Transfer Movie Footage from my Panasonic NV-DS29B Camcorder to PC

Can I use a standard 4 pin to USB cable or do I need to use a firewire cable with adapter?

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You will need probably need a 4 pin to 6-pin firewire cable with adapter..
A software called Showbiz DVD2 was able to detect my camera and allow me to control the Camera options via the firewire cable to transfer the full video to my hard drive. You can also use a video program like Pinnacle or Roxio Media. Hope this helps you out. I know how bummed I was before.

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I have a jvc gr-d33 and am trying to transfer mini dv to dvd through my laptop toshiba satellite l355. on my jvc i have the 4 pin dv and know it has to transfer through firewire but on my toshiba i dont...


I'm afraid that there is chatter on the forums that these Firewire to USB convertors don't work properly with video cameras. That doesn't mean you can't try it, of course.

Most PCs have a USB port, but no Firewire port. Macs often have a Firewire port but may not have USB. If you have a Windows desktop PC, you can fit an add-on Firewire interface card. This will come with a driver for the card. No help on a laptop unfortunately.

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I need a cord for the mad dog multi media device so that possibly I can have this external hard drive accessed.


What device do you need a cord for? The Mad Dog Dominator given above is an internal IDE CD/DVD drive. Thus it can be connected to a 4 pin peripheral molex connector to the power supply and a 40 pin IDE ribbon cable. Some USB/SATA/IDE devices will be able to connect to the drive for external use (since it is a full size 5 1/4" drive). Similarly, you can find some USB external device enclosures that will work with the IDE connect.

There are IDE to SATA converters that you can add to connect the drive to a computer with no IDE port on the motherboard. (There are also power adapters to convert a SATA power connector to the 4 pin in the rare case that you do not have a free 4 pin connector. However, a 4-pin y-connector is usually a better choice).

All of the above items are available from most computer supply shops.

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(external hard drives currently can have one or more of the following connectors: USB 2.0, e-SATA, Firewire, ethernet, or USB 3.0. The USB 2.0 is the most common. A standard USB cable (A/B) is the usual one for a USB 2.0. These are also available at most computer shops. Look at the device and the size of the opening to determine the cable end needed. Standard B is a square end with beveled corners. Usually a text or icon on the device will indicate the port type.)

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I need a camera cable (USB) for my casio EX-Z9 exilim. How can I find the right one?


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The lead needs to be a standard USB socket at one end (USB type A) and the other end is a micro USB (micro USB type B). This is by far the most common type for many cameras and phones now so shouldn't be expensive or difficult to find.

Alternatively, ditch the cable altogether and use an external card reader. Removing your memory card and putting it into an external reader to transfer images is usually much faster, especially if you also avoid using the clunky and non-essential software which most cameras are supplied with.

I hope that you've found my reply to be of use and ask in return only that you rate my answer.

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DO I REALLY NEED A FIREWIRE CARD?


If your camera is Firewire, iLink,or IEEE 1394, then you need Firewire support or a Firewire card.

If your camera has a USB symbol, or says USB anywhere in the manual, you can use USB for the functions it allows.

There is no USB to Firewire or Firewire to USB without the use of an advanced device.

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I have a JVC GR-D250 camcorder. When I connect firewire cable (that has come with the camera) to the PC it gives message "USB device not recognised". If I check the Device Manager it shows "Unknown...


You should have a DV Cable 4-pin to 4-pin firewire (part number VC-VDV204U ) which came with your camera. It would not have firewire on one end and usb on the other. They are two seperate technologies. see http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-firewire-to-usb-adapter.htm

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1394 Header pin-out


http://ritmotech.com.au/onlineshop/product_info.php?cPath=21_25&products_id=57&osCsid=aeefcbb79e7dab18e3439d5d6c64cb0f

Ritmo PCI to USB + 1394 (CC-C15)



PPA USB2.0 + 1394 Combo PCI Card Model 1509

http://www.ppa-usa.com/products/usb/usb_pci/1578.htm

click on get pinouts for pdf file of card

Pinouts:

USB board is slikscreened with numbers but for reference
pin 1 ground is at top edge of board
and pin 5 plus 5v is towards gold connector edge

1. case Gnd (thick black)

2. D- (green)

3. D+ (white)

4. no connection

5. +5v (red)


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Firewire: (8 pin header on board)
this board uses the 4pin firewire connection standard
NOT THE 6/9 PIN!!!! you only need to connect 4 pins
and if you have a thick case ground cable you can use it

board is slikscreened with numbers but for reference
pin 7 is towards bracket towards top edge of card
pin 8 is towards bracked towards gold edge connector

card header

5 TPB- Orange

6 TPB+ Blue

7 TPA- Red

8 TPB+ Green

3 Case Gnd Thick Black (not thin black) if you have one

(white 30vdc) and (thin black, signal Gnd)
wires are not used

pins 1 and 2 are also unused for firewire connections
please note that this card has +12v on pin 2 instead of the
30v dc that a normal firewire 6 pin connection has

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Sony Handycam DCR-HC28


Unfortunately, it's not exactly a trivial process. The basic steps are as follows:

1) connect the camcorder to the computer
2) transfer the video from the dv tape to a file on the computer
3) optionally, edit the video file
4) upload the file from the computer to youtube.com

1) the camcorder has 4-pin 1394 (also called firewire or i-link) jack, and the computer (if equipped) either has 6-pin 1394 jack or 4-pin 1394 jack (on some notebooks). if your computer doesn't have a 1394 jack, you need to buy a 1394 adapter (eg. pricegrabber.com)

2) transfer the video from the dv tape to a file on the computer hard drive using editing software or a software utility designed for doing just that. this software may come with the camcorder or the 1394 adapter.

3) optionally, use editing software to take an excerpt from the file, rearrange parts of the video, add titles, etc., and output a new file

4) upload the file to youtube.com. there are some guides on their website as well (eg. youtube.com)

I hope that helps.

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Firewire on Inspiron - Connecting Canon MD 120 camcorder


Browsing over the md120 specs, included should be a software disc for the usb connector, so it shouldn't matter whether you use an adapter or the 4 to 4 cable. This disc will have the drivers and software for using the camera in conjunction with your laptop. Have you tried this download for the camera.
http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010449.asp

Also check out this link. Towards the bottom under additional features it lists software, drivers and utilities, and at the bottom under supplied accessories it lists application software/usb driver. Go to the store you purchased this at or contact Cannon support and get the disc that was supposed to be included.

http://www.einfo.co.nz/shop/product_info.php?pName=sony-dcrdvd908e-20x-optical-zoom-camcorder

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Well i don't have a fire wire connection


Hi,

To my knowledge there is no simple adapter that would interface Firewire to USB. Though both are high-speed bus, there is significant difference between the technologies involved that they can't be joined/integrated nor is it possible to connect a USB device to a Firewire port either directly or vice-versa. Most if not all on the market are a dual/combination Firewire/USB hub but not an adapter.

Alternately:
1. If your computer is a desktop, there are PCI cards that plugs in to one of your PCI slots whose inputs are Firewire based. Here is an example; or
2. If your computer is a laptop, there are PCMCIA cards with Firewire ports. Here is an example .

Pls be reminded that there are 4-pin & 6-pin FireWire DV Cable.

Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you be in need of additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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