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stefski

Firewire to USB?

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Hi All,

Any ideas for a converter? I´ve got a DMK31 with a firwire connection, but my netbook doesn´t have a firwire port. I´ve looked at Amazon, but reviews are mixed. Anyone got/used a converter or can advise?

Cheers,

Stef

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I have a firewire DMK41....

It really needs a PCMCIA firewire card (or an Xpress card, depending on the laptop)

On eBay...I use a 12V power supply to the card then the DMK... works 100%

(If you do find the small 4 pin firewire connection...you still need an adaptor which gives the camera 12V...on my ol' Acer this small firewire quickly fell apart!!)

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Converters typically don't work for things like camera control and streaming. You need to generate a "native" full size port as Merlin says.

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I have a firewire DMK41....

It really needs a PCMCIA firewire card (or an Xpress card, depending on the laptop)

On eBay...I use a 12V power supply to the card then the DMK... works 100%

hiya,

Just had a look on Amazon. I have an acer netbook (the cheapest one!!!:p). The DMK is at home, but I´m pretty sure it´s 6 pin firewire.

Anyway, is this the sort of thingy you mean:

High Grade - PCMCIA card with 1x 4pin and 2x 6pin: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

I´m looking at Amazon because their delivery to this part of Spain is usually pretty reliable.

Cheers for all the help:).

Stef

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