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I have a Sony HDR-HC5E/HC7E My new computer has no fire wire. Is

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I have a Sony HDR-HC5E/HC7E My new computer has no fire wire.

Is there a lead with an USB connection which will connect camera and allow me to down load video tape recordings

A 4 pin firewire 1394 to usb has been mention by a friend.

Many thanks

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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to assisting you.

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What is the make and model of your computer?

Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My Computer is a Dell Inspiron model 3847 3rd attempt to reply

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Thanks

The USB to Firewire will not work for data capture, they do not get the required speed.

What you do is purchase a firewire card, which you can get from my link below

Click me to view

You put this in your computer, and it will then provide your computer with Firewire capabilities.

If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

And if you can take a second to rate my service, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Many thanks for the information


 


Before any consideration to purchase, what is the cost of a firewire card and does it require professional expertise to install


 


Many thanks

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
$20 John, and no, you remove the power cable from the computer, open it and plug in the card.

It will only plug into the port that it is meant to run in, so you cannot plug it into the incorrect port.

It is very straight forward.

If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

And if you can take a second to rate my service, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry not sure if reply transmitter


I was asking does open it mean removal of rear panel

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
It is the side panel, you slide it to open it.

You can review page 12 of the manual on my link below which shows this John

Click me to open

Feel free to ask if you would like more information please.

Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

wAt present cannot obtain a lik to the manual are you allowed to Email the relevant section and if so I confirm my address is


 


[email protected]

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
I cannot sorry (privacy policy), but can you access it on this link John?

http://tinyurl.com/kgxwxyt

Let me know please

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
If you have continued problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

And if you can take a second to rate my service, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you