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#1 jon lawrence

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 06:21 AM

Hi, does anyone know where I may find a 4 pin to 6 pin firewire cable roughly 50 meters long? I've been through google a few times but can't seem to come up with any that length.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:11 AM

No. It's only supposed to go about five meters.

What are you trying to achieve?
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:11 AM

No. It's only supposed to go about five meters.

What are you trying to achieve?
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:55 AM

It was for shooting a live feed of a band playing in a studio. The computers are upstairs above the studio. Is there and way of linking a camera to a computer over this distance?

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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 08:07 AM

This is what SDI is for. Probably you can get converters, but you might not like the price.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 08:15 AM

Excuse my ignorance but could you give me some details regarding SDI- have no idea what it is. How much £ are we talking with the converters?

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#7 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 08:20 AM

SDI is a format for sending SD or HD digital video down 75-ohm coaxial cable with BNC connectors. It's designed to go around studios and postproduction facilities and will do long distances. There are several sub-categories.

Price depends on the type. If you're talking about HDV cameras doing HD over firewire, something like this:

http://www.creativev...t_hd-connect-le

If you can't stretch to that, perhaps you could do analogue component.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:29 AM

Thanks so much for your help. Any idea where I could rent one in London?
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