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IEEE1394 PCI card and analog video

by CesiaS / March 24, 2004 2:37 PM PST

can IEEE port be used to connect an analog video camera to the computer? I have always assumed that one can only connect a digital video camera to a computer via IEEE 1394 port, but a salesperson at Dell Computers said one can do it through a firewire port. Is he right?

I have a IEEE 1394 PCI card, nVidia GeForce FX 5200 TV-out and DVI card, Win XP, and I installed a Pinnacle PCTV card to capture video from my analog video camera.
Is Pinnacle card unnecessary? Pinnacle card took my only free slot.

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Re:IEEE1394 PCI card and analog video
by glb613 / March 24, 2004 7:12 PM PST

Check your camera. Does it have a firewire connection? Does it have a USB 2.0 connection? If it doesn't, then you won't be able to connect it to the computer without a video capture device.

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Re:IEEE1394 PCI card and analog video
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2004 8:41 PM PST

IEEE1394 is a digital video so that's not compatible with analog video. USB connections on such cameras are (so far) being used to read "still camera" type functions like a picture or the memory stick or such.

To make room for "stuff", I've found USB 2.0 to be great. i.e. External boxes.


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Re: Thank you for clarifications.
by CesiaS / March 25, 2004 5:56 AM PST

Thank you ,

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