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Canon MV890 advice needed


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I just got a good deal on an MV890 but after I clicked buy I realised that I hadn't researched how I will download the tapes to my laptop for editing.

I dont think my pc has a firewire input, only USB which I dont think the MV offers. So how will I be able to DL? (sorry this is all new to me).

I do have a Panny HDD/DVR so I guess I'll always be able to go that way.

Also, any tips on where to buy some tapes at a good price. Amazon have run out of the buy 10 sonys deal.

Cheers :thumbsup:


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Sorry but I've just discovered that my PC does have an extra USB port on the back which has a firwire symbol next to it!

Does Firewire use the same connectors as USB?

edit: no just checked device mng I dont have firewire.


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Firewire connectors are different. The 6 pin ones which tend to be on desktop PCs are similar shape to the standard USB, but "fatter".

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