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surfer96
06-16-2017, 08:36 AM
Hi,

I would like to connect an old camcorder to my G752VT using a firewire cable in order to transfer videos stored on mini-DV tapes.
Any ideas for the easiest (working) solution of adding a firewire (IEEE-1394) port to my laptop?

Thanks!

xeromist
06-16-2017, 05:31 PM
There are Thunderbolt adapters for Firewire available for Macs. I've no idea if those adapters would work on Windows PC. Other than that I don't think this is possible. The next best solution would be to use the video out on your camcorder into some sort of USB/thunderbolt video capture device.

Gustave
06-22-2017, 07:15 PM
Hi,

I would like to connect an old camcorder to my G752VT using a firewire cable in order to transfer videos stored on mini-DV tapes.
Any ideas for the easiest (working) solution of adding a firewire (IEEE-1394) port to my laptop?

Thanks!

I own a G752VY (as you can see in my sig.) and early this week I received my OWC Thunderbolt 3 (https://www.owcdigital.com/products/thunderbolt-3-dock) dock which has a bunch of ports along with a firewire800 one (only 400 on Windows machines). I already digitized two Hi8 tapes from my old Sony DCR-TRV820E Digital8 Camcorder. Without a glitch.
It does cost about $299,- but you get a lot for that money. Very sturdy.

xeromist
06-22-2017, 07:41 PM
Ah OK, good to know it works on PC.