Camcorder to PC - rubbish quality

  Vangeliska 22:21 14 May 2006

My Camcorder has USB, DV(Firewire) and AV outputs.
AV transfers to standalone DVD recorder are brilliant, transfer to PC via USB is atrocious - muddy & out of focus. PC World suggest buying a Firewire Card and Cable. Firewire and USB2 seem to transfer data at roughly the same speed, will Firewire really make much difference?

  skidzy 22:27 14 May 2006

Yes it will,as the transfer rate is quicker.

  Vangeliska 22:30 14 May 2006

USB 2 is 400, Firewire is 480 will that really make such a difference?

  skidzy 22:43 14 May 2006

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  Vangeliska 22:47 14 May 2006

Looks like Firewire 800 is the answer. Thanks.

  GroupFC 22:52 14 May 2006

"......will that really make such a difference?" - I think that there is probably only one way to find out and that is to buy and install a firewire card. They relatively inexpensive and easy to install.

  Vangeliska 23:03 14 May 2006

I don't find £20 for the CABLE "relatively inexpensive", but thanks anyway.

  skidzy 23:09 14 May 2006

Get the cable off Ebay...half the price !! :-)

  GroupFC 08:46 15 May 2006

Nor would I, but then you don't have to pay that much, for example click here or click here

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