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  • Fri, Aug 15 2008 7:10 PM

    • bf656
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    firewire vs serial for deck control

    What are people's thoughts regarding the use of the Keyspan Twin Serial adapter to control a deck vs firewire control. I have always used the keyspan but a tech support fellow just told me firewire is now the recommended method. Agree?

    thanks,

    Brad

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  • Fri, Aug 15 2008 7:16 PM In reply to

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    Re: firewire vs serial for deck control

     Not in the slightest. FW deck control is extremely flakey in comparison.

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  • Fri, Aug 15 2008 8:03 PM In reply to

    Re: firewire vs serial for deck control

     Agreed with BLKDOG. Avoid firewire control where ever possible.

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  • Fri, Aug 15 2008 8:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: firewire vs serial for deck control

    Firewire control - not so good.

    Serial control - good.

     

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  • Fri, Aug 15 2008 9:03 PM In reply to

    Re: firewire vs serial for deck control

     Bread...GOOD! Firewire...BAD!   GRRRRRRRRRR!!!

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  • Fri, Aug 15 2008 9:29 PM In reply to

    Re: firewire vs serial for deck control

    To put it simply "Firewire Deck Control" is an oxymoron.  Not even Sony suggests it can work (reliably).

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  • Sat, Aug 16 2008 3:46 AM In reply to

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    Re: firewire vs serial for deck control

    Firewire Sucketh!

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  • Sat, Aug 16 2008 4:23 AM In reply to

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    Re: firewire vs serial for deck control

    TCurren:

    Firewire Sucketh!

    Agreed!!

  • Sat, Aug 16 2008 4:41 AM In reply to

    Re: firewire vs serial for deck control

    but a tech support fellow just told me firewire is now the recommended method.

     

    .-Try to control a Digital Betacam using Firewire.

     

    Don't trust nothing this guy says ever again.Huh?

    Never let him get near your equipment.No

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  • Sat, Aug 16 2008 5:03 PM In reply to

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    Re: firewire vs serial for deck control

    thank you all. it would seem to be a unanimous decision.

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  • Sat, Aug 16 2008 7:40 PM In reply to

    Re: firewire vs serial for deck control

     Bread...GOOD! Firewire...BAD!   GRRRRRRRRRR!!!

     

    .-M'kay Big Smile

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