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    Adding firewire fw400 ieee1394 to g752vt?

    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!

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfer96 View Post
    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 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.

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    Ah OK, good to know it works on PC.
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