“ The Belkin FireWire CardBus Adapter brings the FireWire speed of FireWire to your notebook computer. A solution for adding FireWire capability to desktop computers, the Adapter enhances peripheral connections with speed accuracy and ease. Simply slide the card into your laptop’s available 32-bit CardBus Type II slot, and get two additional IEEE 1394 ports. This innovation from Belkin maximizes your use of ultra-fast disk, Zip and Optical drives, scanners, printers and other peripherals. It transfers video as a perfect digital file copy, free from the risk of conversion loss. „
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I bought a Belkin IEEE 1394 adaptor card for my laptop. It is a Cardbus (PCMCIA) card which fits into the side. I paid £37 for it from http://gb.buy.com using a £30 voucher (see http://just4fun.ipfox.com/freebies/bookmarks/buycom.html for more information about this). The card comes with an adaptor lead which plugs into the card itself. This then gives you two IEEE 1394 sockets. You also get another lead which lets you plug a mini DV camcorder into the IEEE 1394 socket. Finally, you get a program for editing your video (MGI Videowave III - see http://www.videowave.com) This card works best for Windows 98 SE or Windows 2000. It will work with the standard Windows 98 but you can only copy video from the camcorder and edit it. You can't then copy the video back to the camcorder. When you plug the card in and reboot, it searches for drivers which installed from the CDROM. I ready to go about 15 minutes after starting. When you start capturing the video, you can control the camcorder controls like play, fast forward etc by clicking buttons within the program. With a 366 Mhz Pentium laptop and a pretty full and fragmented disk, the video capture was a little jumpy. I'm getting a 750Mhz replacement soon, hopefully with a 20Gb disk. That should come in handy as a 1 minute movie at 25 frames per second at 750 x 576 resolution is a file of 1Gb! Now all I need to do is find the charger for my camcorder's battery as I've lost it and the battery is now flat.