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Recording directly from a camcorder to a firewire hard disk

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by scook17, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. scook17

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    How do I record directly from my camcorder to a firewire hard disk? I noticed Maxtor do a 250GB firewire hard disk. This seems much quicker than recording to Mini-DV and then having to play this back into the computer at x1 speed. Just record directly to a hard disk and then connect the hard disk to the PC for the editing.

    Is there a device which I can buy which will allow me to do this?

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    Shane Cook.
     
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    I am only guessing here but I would think that this would not be possible.
    A firewire disk is still a PC device. The PC controls all the i/o to the device.
    Your best bet would be a camcorder to laptop to ieee1394 disk (or just to the laptops internal disk).

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    Mark,

    I figured that one out, but it then requires you to spend a grand on a laptop, just to control a hard disk. It's not easy to carry around a laptop, plugged into the camera all the time, plus most laptops only have a single firewire connector. No, I was after a bit more of a portable solution, which you can easily put directly into the computer. It's a shame the camcorders don't contain the software to drive a hard disk directly, because you could then just mount the hard disk unit onto the bottom of the camera.

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    The only other option would perhaps be to use a DVD-R/RAM camcorder. This would allow you to copy the video from the DVD to PC at a higher speed, but these cams do have lots of limitations.

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