Connect firewire from camcorder to laptop without firewire!


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Username: Scrannage22

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jan-10

I have a problem and wonder if anyone can help. I have a samsung vp-d101 camcorder with a firewire and s video out.

However, my laptop doesn't have a firewire port OR a space for me to insert a firewire card.

I do have an HDMI and 4 x USB ports - as well as a VGA (?) input. It also has a 5 in 1 digital media reader.

I'm not particualry tech savvy - so would really appreciate some help - whether I can get an adapter / cable or any other way to do it. And I can't afford to buy another camcorder / laptop!

THANK YOU in advance

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Username: Andrewkevin

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jul-10
Hmmm...If the Firewire to USB didn't work hard to say since your video cam only allows Firewire. Was the PC running XP at all or Vista? Another question I have is does your Video cam use SD cards because if it does and your laptop has a SD card port, then purchase a 8GB or 16GB SD card and store them that way. You mentioned you had downloaded the drivers/software for the camera, but odds are you have to find a computer running XP with a Firewire port on it.

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