Why AVCHD cameras don't have firewire?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by plunar, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. plunar macrumors 6502

    plunar

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    I mean, this is beyond me. USB is just too damn slow.... unless the thinking is that the files will be smaller so hence the wait is something that consumers can just deal with?

    The USB hassle is a significant counterweight to the pros in going to DVD or SD cards, i think.
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Technically, USB 2 is faster than Firewire 400.

    USB 2 is a cheaper interface to implement and seeing as AVCHD camcorders do not require the constant stream of data that miniDV based camcorders do they will implement the cheaper option.

    Firewires main advantage is that it is able to supply data at a constant rate where as USB 2 sends data in bursts, hence the fact that no miniDV based camcorders use it.
     
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Notwithstanding the fact, as Cromulent has pointed out elsewhere, that AVCHD does not look as good, yet at least, due to substantial artifacting.

    Edit: N/M. I interpreted "pros" as "professionals" and not as in "as opposed to cons".
     

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