+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Hardware Thread, USB to Firewire 4 pin cable in Technical; Im after a USB to Firewire (4 pin cable) but cannot find anyone that sells them. Can someone help me ...
  1. #1
    timbo343's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leeds/York area, North Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,147
    Thank Post
    319
    Thanked 307 Times in 213 Posts
    Rep Power
    124

    USB to Firewire 4 pin cable

    Im after a USB to Firewire (4 pin cable) but cannot find anyone that sells them.

    Can someone help me out on this please.

    Thanks

    Tim

  2. #2

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,613
    Thank Post
    746
    Thanked 1,707 Times in 1,520 Posts
    Rep Power
    437
    How can such a thing exist?

    2 different standards?

    Ben

  3. #3
    MikW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Gateshead
    Posts
    38
    Thank Post
    9
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    What do you need it for?

    Only reason I ask is that I was looking for the same thing recently and came across this:

    USB Male to IEEE 1394 Firewire 4 Pin Male Adapter Converter

    I'm always a bit wary about converters though.....

  4. #4
    richard.thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    491
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    17
    Depending on which way around you want it, you can get USB hubs that have a firewire port on them. USB plugs into computer and gives you extra USB ports and a firewire

  5. #5
    timbo343's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leeds/York area, North Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,147
    Thank Post
    319
    Thanked 307 Times in 213 Posts
    Rep Power
    124
    Its for a Camcorder, but the machine it is connected to, wont accept PCI cards as it is a USFF machine. I have seen retractable cables, but i dont think they will handle the speeds.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,157
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 529 Times in 452 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    124
    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    How can such a thing exist?

    2 different standards?

    Ben
    That was my first thought but no reason why it shouldn't - after all, they're both serial protocols so it shouldn't be that hard. There are USB to RS232, Parallel, Ethernet adapters and you can also get devices which plug into USB and give video and audio.

  7. #7
    PeterW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    750
    Thank Post
    42
    Thanked 65 Times in 60 Posts
    Rep Power
    32
    There are USB to RS232, Parallel, Ethernet adapters and you can also get devices which plug into USB and give video and audio.
    Those are bridging devices with logic inside them, that adaptor posted above looks to be just that a connection adaptor.

  8. #8

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,613
    Thank Post
    746
    Thanked 1,707 Times in 1,520 Posts
    Rep Power
    437
    So you have a camcorder with firewire and you want to plug it into a pc's usb port?

    Sorry but that ain't going to work.

    Ben



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Firewire video capture
    By tom_newton in forum Windows
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 30th August 2007, 01:06 PM
  2. Front Firewire
    By googlemad in forum Hardware
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22nd August 2007, 04:37 PM
  3. Dell 510 laptops and Firewire problems
    By tosca925 in forum Hardware
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25th November 2006, 12:07 AM
  4. firewire card causes dell to reboot
    By russdev in forum Hardware
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 14th November 2005, 02:49 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •