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Best capture device for my problem.

by esk869 / July 1, 2012 4:31 AM PDT

Hello everyone! Thanks for even viewing my post, and thanks for any advice!

Okay so I am kind of in a rut. I am looking to purchase a capture device to record game play from my Xbox 360, but I have also been dying to transfer old VHS and mini dv tapes to my computer. Problem is I none of my computers have a fire-wire connection. So i was wondering if any one knows of good quality capture devices that also have a fire wire input? Thanks again!!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2012 5:21 AM PDT

I don't see any that use firewire as the input since any PC that had firewire would not need any box. And there is no Firewire to USB convertor so that again makes me write there is no such thing.

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I think you misread.
by esk869 / July 1, 2012 11:47 AM PDT
In reply to: None.

None of computers have firewire. so i need a another way to transfer it. And yes there is no firewire to usb wire, but I am pretty sure a capture device imports the media as what ever the format is and stores it and then from there you can transport it. correct me if i am wrong.

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And such a thing would require a PC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2012 12:42 PM PDT
In reply to: I think you misread.

There is some Sony thing that you connect with firewire and it puts it on DVD then I rip that on the PC but again, what you are describing is a PC with firewire.

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by esk869 / July 1, 2012 2:22 PM PDT

Can you provide a link?

If such a thing works that would be wonderful.
I am going to do some research tonight and get back to you on Monday.

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Amazon example.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2012 2:26 PM PDT
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dang that is a lot.
by esk869 / July 1, 2012 5:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Amazon example.

well how can i tell if i can install a firewire port onto a laptop? or is that even possible?

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If you read the forums on that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 3, 2012 4:58 AM PDT
In reply to: what about this?

What a pain these things are.

Your choice but be sure you can return it. Might work for someone.

When I need to capture firewire I use my desktop or my laptop with firewire. Those that didn't learn this lesson get to repeat it.

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I know what i am going to do.
by esk869 / July 5, 2012 12:47 AM PDT

I will get one of those anyway just to record gameplay and if it works for my camera, fine. If not i will transfer the tapes at school. How long does it take to transfer a two tape? Two hours?

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If the tape is 1 hour, 1 hour.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 5, 2012 2:09 PM PDT

These systems transferred at 1 to 1 speeds.

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