Two Firewire outputs?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by MattG, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. MattG macrumors 68040

    MattG

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    #1
    We're thinking about getting a Sony HVR-Z5U HDV videocamera, with the MRC1 compact-flash add-on. It's my understanding that the MRC1 would utilize the camera's Firewire port. The trouble is, I also need a Firewire port to connect this camera to my laptop for when we do a live stream to our Quicktime Streaming Server. How do I get around this? Or does anyone have some better suggestions on what to get?
     
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

    bigbossbmb

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    you could do FW -> recorder and then composite video off the cam to a DV converter that connects to your computer via FW.
     
  3. MattG thread starter macrumors 68040

    MattG

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    That's a good idea - thanks!
     

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