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I make videos and movies with my friends, nothing serious, but I like to keep the footage. I'm interested in buying a 500GB external hard drive, but I have to get one that connects via firewire. My videocamera also connects via firewire. My Macbook only has one firewire port. I have to use them both simultaneously (I have to have the external HD plugged in for when I upload and transfer the footage from my videocamera to the HD.) There's my quandary.


What to do? Suggestions, please. I'm really lost.
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get a fire wire hub. you can then connect that to your mac and your hd and camcorder to the hub and use them both at the same time

here is an example
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Is that your quandary because you are looking at a firewire drive enclosure that only has one firewire port, or because you have heard that connecting the camera through the drive case may not allow capture to the drive properly?

You could buy an enclosure with both firewire and USB.

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get a fire wire hub. you can then connect that to your mac and your hd and camcorder to the hub and use them both at the same time

here is an example
Thanks very much. I really didn't know about those. I'll have to wait till a few paychecks accumulate so I can afford this stuff, but at least I have a solution now.
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