Adding Firewire to your Computer
USB to Firewire adapters are now on the market. Pixela makes this
adapter. You can see it by clicking
here. We do not sell this adapter at this time. This adapter is
made for connecting firewire cameras to your USB port. At this time, no
other Firewire device will work.
My personal thoughts on these adapters is that they are terriffic.
They do get the job done. At the same time, I do have a few
discrepencies that would need to be resolved before I fork up over 100
dollars to get one.
1. They are made for only Firewire cameras with DV (4 pin) ports.
Although there is a large amount of Firewire cameras on the market,
they do not even fill half of the overall Firewire market. Since no
other Firewire devices will work, if I ever get another Firewire
device, I will need to add a seperate port for that device.
2. They are considerably more expensive than other Firewire
These other Firewire solutions are PCMCIA Firewire cards, and PCI
Firewire cards. PCI Firewire cards range from about $13 to $60.
Firewire PCMCIA cards range from about $25 to $38. The cheapest I’ve
found the USB to Firewire adapter is $130.