Firewire card worked in my laptop . . .
Yeah, that's what I'm finding out. I did buy a so-called firewire adapter card and tried that. I actually did download the video from my Canon DV camcorder. But the resulting video quality on the computer I'm trying to use was terrible, so I don't know if it's the card or the display adaptor in the laptop. Probably the latter.
So it looks like I'm still looking for a laptop that has the overall capability of my XPS M-1530 but will run XP.
Thanks for the reply!
Originally Posted by qhn
Pixela used to make a Firewire to USB cable but has long discontinued it. It was priced at over $100 per cable. Any cables cheaper than this are no good, that's what I heard from many video/photographer enthusiasts.