ASUS A7N8X Deluxe firewire output

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Alan Bubbles
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Is there a fault with this motherboard?
I am unable to output to my or my mates Sony camcorder using the built in firewire port.Two other people have contacted me with the same problem. I can output using a cheap firewire card.
Is it the mob. or is it a Sony incompatability problem ?
Alan

alanjh
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Joined: May 11 2001

HI

I have the Asus A7N8X deluxe MBO and have used the firewire without any problems

I have a Panasonic DX110 dv cam so u may have a compatability problem

As I use Pinnacle DV500 I don't actually use the MBO firewire

John Disdle
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Joined: Dec 28 2000

Check to see if it`s dissabled in the BIOS. Did you load the drivers from the CD. I don`t use the on board fire wire, as I also have a DV500.

Regards
John

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Bob Gray
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Joined: Feb 11 2001

Sorry to highjack this thread but I,m just comming back to DV and have built a new machine using the Asus A7N8X Deluxe. Can someone tell me if the onboard Firewire ports both still work if a DV 500 interface is used, i.e will a Sony DV in/out camera work on all three ports.

Many thanks

Bob

alanjh
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Joined: May 11 2001

Hi Bob

it will work but you may have some conflict problems

I actually disabled the firewire on the Asus MBO and only use the DV500 firewire

But try it anyway.

alanjh

ronk
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Joined: Jun 22 2003

Hi, I have only just registered and was planning to buy a new PC with this board specifically to use the onboard Firewire as my Vid Editing I/O. Has anyone actually managed to do this and if so what editing s/w was used

Thanks for any feedback

Ron

alanjh
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hi Ron

u will only be able to use fairly basic video editing software using the MBO firewire

Best to have a dedcated realtime card for best results and fast rendering

You can use Adobe Premiere on its own quite successfully, using the onboard firewire connector, but rendering is very slow and time consuming

I'm afraid real time video editing does'nt come cheap!

alanjh

ronk
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Joined: Jun 22 2003

Alan,

Thanks for the feedback. Time I have plenty of these days.

I have run a DC30+ with Prem 5.1c for several years and have been very happy with it. I have now bought both D8 and a mini DV camera - both with DV and 'S' I/O and plan to get a new PC.

Basic idea is one based on the new Serial ATA and fireware motherboards. I was considering upgrading my Prem to 6.5 and simply using the on board F/W.

If I had to stretch to a new Vid Ed board I guess it would have to be either the DV500DVD or Rt.X10 - I could not stretch to a more expensive board.

I would be greatful for any feedback on either config.

Thanks,

Ron

alanjh
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hi The Asus A7N8X MBO works very well with Pinnacle DV500 but make sure you get a compatible video card as per the Pinnacle web site

I use the Asus V7700 series because it works with DV500

alanjh

Jez
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Joined: May 16 1999

Make sure you installed all the software that came with the motherboard. (I'm not sure if the NVidia nForce Driver has anything to do with the Firewire port).

Also there is a bios update on the asus website which is always a good idea anyhow.

BTW - For those that have tried it, what is the difference in quality between output via motherboard firewire and a seperate card. (Forget render times for now). Why is on board not a good idea? Does it cause dropped frames, is there a bottle neck?

I ask as I have the A7N8X also, my old machine had a DV raptor which canapus says is not compatable on the new board due to NForce2 bus problems. The raptor wasn't realtime anyhow?

Regards,

Jez (London, England)