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usb v firewire?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by ianlecompte, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. ianlecompte

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    i dont have firewire as yet and was about to order one when my friend tells me is it worth it?he cant see why this would be any better.i ,ve looked all over the net for an answer but to no avail.why is it better,and will i really see the difference.i,m using a sony d8 cam and will use movie maker for the time being and eventually burning the films onto dvd and vcd.
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    Because firewire is the reliable way to transfer video to PC.
    USB will be OK for webcam use etc but if you want to get full resolution video transfer without dropped frames firewire is the way to go.
     
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    thankyou,o.k will get it sorted
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    USB1.1 is just too slow to transfer all the required data in real time. USB2.0 is in fact faster than firewire but unlike firewire the speed is not constant, but only has peeks that go over that of firewire and so yet again not all the data can be transfered in real time.

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