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Suggestions for laptop firewire card

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by AOD, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. AOD

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    I'm contemplating the purchase of a DV Cam in the near future and wanted to get a firewire card for my laptop.

    Does anybody have any suggestions on a suitable piece of kit?

    Ideally I would also like to use it to transfer songs to a Creative Labs Zen player and I would prefer if the ports were directly built into the card rather than on a fly lead of some sort.

    Thanks.
     
  2. DigiStuff

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    HI AOD,

    www.maplin.co.uk and search for product code ZT18U. This is a PCMCIA firewire card with 2 built in ports. Good price too !!


    Hope this helps

    Mark T
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    Yeah, check out this company called Orange Micro. They specialise in FireWire and USB1/2 products for mac/pc/laptops. Here's a link to what a think you're looking for :

    http://www.orangemicro.com/fwcardbus.html

    They also have one with FireWire and USB2 in the same card so it might be worth checking out the products page afterwards.
     
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    HI AOD,

    www.maplin.co.uk and search for product code ZT18U. This is a PCMCIA firewire card with 2 built in ports. Good price too !!


    Hope this helps

    Mark T
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    Thanks chaps.

    With reference to the Orange Micro cards, yes they do have a combo card, but this works out at £70+ before shipping.

    I would go for something like this one except I've never heard of the company and I would rather get something from a company that I've heard of. Having said that though, £53 for a combination card (if it's any good) is not bad at all.

    Okay, so any recommendations for any other decently priced combo Firewire & USB 2.0 cards?
     

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