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    firewire 800 hub
    i have a question,
    Is there such a thing as a firewire 800 Hub that is powered by usb?
    the reason for this is because I would LOVE to log and capture on the spot.
    I have the Iomega - eGo 500GB External USB 2.0 FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 interfaces. and the usb is not really not an option its too slow for the transfer.
    I apologize if this is a stupid question...
    But you help would gratefully be appreciated
    (im useing final cut pro 6 and a panasonic ag-DVC15 camera)

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    Pretty tall order one imagines as Firewire 800 hubs are generaly mains powered. Do not think USB2 would have the power to drive a Firewire 800 hub. You mnay be able to find a Mac compatible PCMIA card that has 2xUSB2 and 2 Firewire ports.

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    There are, though, powered USB hubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Firewire 800 hubs are generaly mains powered.
    To properly utilize a FireWire PCMCIA/Express card/adapter it's best to have it connected to a power adapter to provide direct bus power to it. It is a pain but it does work better for speed and especially when you are daisy chaining other FW peripherals.

    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    You mnay be able to find a Mac compatible PCMIA card that has 2xUSB2 and 2 Firewire ports.
    IMHO... your best bet is to stay away from "Combo" PCMCIA/Express cards. I'ver got a shoebox full of Combo PCMCIA cards and found that the cards that have strictly USB 2.0 or FW400 or FW800 only ports work a helluva lot better than the "Combos".
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    If you're using FCP 6, you HAVE to go FW800, period.
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    well imm not sure you get what im asking...
    im wondering if theres such a thing as fire wire hub thats like
    portable....
    maybe battery powered?

    (usb's power is 5 volts right?
    would that be enough to power a fire wire hub?)
    is there such a thing?
    thats more like my question

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    The FW800 hub's I've seen on the net are all powered by a wall adapter.
    Battery powered FW hub... er... i've never even seen a battery powerered USB hub.
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