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Convert Firewire to USB

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  1. daniels012

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    I have an old sony camera. It copies my recorded video through a firewire to my computer. This was all fine till my computer crashed. I now have a new laptop. It has no firewire plug or a card slot where you can add a firewire card (my old laptop had a card slot where you added a card). Am I out of luck? Or do they have an adapter/plug that will convert a firewire to USB.

    I guess it will have to be a female firewire end (so my camera cord will fit) to a male USB end (to go to the computer).

    Do they make such a thing, without spending a lot of money? (over 20 dollars)

    Thank You,
    Michael D
     
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    What's the exact model of the laptop that you have? It would be unusual that a laptop doesn't have an expansion slot.

    There's no simple cable to change between two types of interfaces.
     
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    Triple 6,
    It is an ASUS computer X52F series. I am noticing many new computers do not have the card slots any more.

    Michael
     
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    No PCMCIA card slot! Not sure what card bus is?

    Michael
     
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    Its the replacement for the PCMCIA in newer models.

    You might be out of luck, there are a few USB capture devices that have Firewire but I couldn't find a source for one doing a quick search. You may have to use the camera with another computer, or use another method to transfer the video, or exchange the laptop for one that meets your needs.
     
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    That may work.
     
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