hello iím new here, writing and understanding poor english, just enough to survive
iím stuck converting old dv-cassette to my laptop by hdmi or usb.
trying different cables without being successful. who can help me out?
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thanks to warn me!
lucky me, nothing bad happened so far.
do have an idea how to digitalis this mini dv-cassettes to usb laptop?
greeting from a rainy wet germany.
The only truly working "Firewire to USB 2.0" devices are those old Pinnacle boxes (such as the Pinnacle 500 USB and the 700 USB). I used the 500 myself for years. It really does work just like a native Firewire port. I actually do regret selling it because motherboards don't have Firewire built-in anymore (doh!). These Pinnacle boxes are hard to come by these days (and sometimes quoted ridiculous prices!), so I settled with a PCI expansion card (which unfortunately is no option for a laptop).
Try looking around for an old Laptop with a firewire port, I have an old HP laptop that I use for this purpose.
Or pick up the cheapest PC you can find and toss in a PCI or PCIe firewire card.
thanks to all, your info was very helpful.
especially the threads: pinnacle 500 box, and buying an old firewire pc.
I found such used pinnacle box for around 60 pounds (on the well known platform in the US).
it made my day!
and by the way; just saw there's an other used item still available on the us-platform.
Glad to hear it.
These boxes are 15+ years old, so any you can find will be used. Back in 2006 or 2007 I bought the Pinnacle 500 USB for less than EUR 50 brand new in the box.
I would not recommend it for capturing via it's analog inputs (it has slight jailbars, burns brights and has very bad Y/C separation with Composite input), but it's Firewire emulation abilities are perfect. However all of my experience in this regard was under Windows XP and I wouldn't bet it works just as well under Win 10 though.
Edit: Scratch that, according to dellsam34 in this post it works just fine under Win 10.
Last edited by Skiller; 16th Sep 2021 at 20:32.