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Old 13-11-2013, 03:21 PM
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Is it possible to run a firewire camera from USB???

Do these things work for astro cameras like the DMK firewire????
I though external 8V+ power was required on the 6 wire cable....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Firewire-139...00946433683%26
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Old 13-11-2013, 03:58 PM
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For power alone? Possibly. For communications...unlikely...the protocols between the two interfaces are almost completely different.
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Old 13-11-2013, 04:02 PM
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http://www.ebay.com.au/bhp/firewire-to-usb-converter

find the one you need and get it...if it work...yey for you and let us know for future reference...most of these are less than $5 with free postage.
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Old 13-11-2013, 04:15 PM
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If you google powered firewire from USB......
The results indicate that it's not a viable solution for POWERED devices (like the DMK)
I'll buy an adaptor and see what happens......
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Old 13-11-2013, 05:19 PM
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A simple adapter cannot work, the interfaces are completely different operation.
A solution would require a microprocessor, with lost of buffer memory, to implement a DMK driver on the firewire side and fake a camera on the usb side. Without help from Imaging Source it would be virtually impossible.
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Old 13-11-2013, 05:42 PM
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Patrick,
I think you may be correct!
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Old 13-11-2013, 06:14 PM
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That Ebay adapter thing is laughable. What's next, dehydrated water?
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