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Firewire Lead

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by niccam, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. niccam

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    Hi is there such a lead on the market

    1 MALE CONNECTION TO PC FIREWIRE WITH 2 FEMALE CONNECTIONS FIREWIRE

    (what ever data that is being sent from PC will feed the devices connected to the female end)

    THANK YOU
     
  2. Brian110507

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    What you require is called a Firewire Hub, - not quite as simple as you describe but it will certainly allow you to connect multiple (6 or so on one hub - but a lot more if 'daisy chaining' ) firewire periphials to one port on your PC - have a search of the internet for "Firewire Hub"
     
  3. niccam

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    Thanks Beejaycee The main question here is whatever is transfering from the PC is going to the hub and whatever is connected to the hub will receive it or will only one device receive it?

    At the moment I have a firewire card with 3 ports and again if data is transfered through the card why can another device not receive the same data?
     
  4. Roy Mallard

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    try keene.co.uk, they specialise in things like distribution amps and firewire repeaters, if they can't help they will probably know a man who can.

    One interim optionmaybe to run an analogue output from the first recording device into the second, this will give you two copies, though the second will technically be of lower quality. If you use S-video as opposed to composite, the difference will be negligible.
     
  5. niccam

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    Thanks Roy, whats your thoughts on the firewire card with 3 ports can you receive the same data from all 3 ports at the same time to different devices?
     
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    I've never tried that, I guess the biggest limitation would probably be the capacity of your video card. I have a ATI 256mb video card and it struggles to give me full res video on the monitor and output through single firewire at the same time.

    As soon as you start splitting the single you compromise the strength, thats why i suggested a distribution amp.
     
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    I meant 'signal'.
     

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