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    Firewire advice

    I need Firewire for my Camcorder but my Motherboard doesn't have any Connections for Firewire. Will this be ok to get:

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    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Firewire advice

    That'll do just fine

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    Re: Firewire advice

    Cheers. It works straight from the PCI socket then as i don't have Firewire connectors on my mobo.

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    Re: Firewire advice

    yep no firewire required

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    Re: Firewire advice

    Thanks guys.

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    Re: Firewire advice

    Just a thought why not get this instead

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    Then you get extra USB ports as well as Firewire all for 1 PCI slot and for an extra £2 that cant be a bad thing.

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    Re: Firewire advice

    I'd get one of the following

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    12p more expensive, but should be a better chipset (NEC compared to the ALI you've linked to)

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    Re: Firewire advice

    but your original would do the trick just fine :-)

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    Re: Firewire advice

    I'd go with the NEC chipset card to be honest. Not sure if it still applies but I read ages ago with the ALI firewire cards and some mobo chipsets, the card would work fine but you'd get dropped frames when transferring DV across.

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    Re: Firewire advice

    Yea, went with the NEC Chipset card in the end. Thanks guys.

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    Re: Firewire advice

    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    I'd go with the NEC chipset card to be honest. Not sure if it still applies but I read ages ago with the ALI firewire cards and some mobo chipsets, the card would work fine but you'd get dropped frames when transferring DV across.
    I read something similar but it was about general performance IIRC.

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