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    Posted: 27 May 2016 at 9:03am
Question
* * * UPDATE * * *
just chatted with an online expert...
evidently, DS does not have video input cards
for their machines... (Firewire)
Amazon and NewEgg were recommended...
* * * END OF UPDATE * * *
I understand that many video devices come with
digital memory storage to easily transfer the video
from one device to another.

I have an older Canon HV 30 for capturing video on miniDV magnetic tape.

Is there a card in the DigStorm realm that will allow
me to hook my camera through Firewire and
download my video to the computer...?


Any help is appreciated...

thank you very much. . .


Edited by Earl_J - 27 May 2016 at 9:43am
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 May 2016 at 4:45pm
Hi Earl_J,

Since DS doesn't stock Firewire devices then you need to order one from Newegg or special order it with DS. It would be cheaper if you just got your own card. I think what you need is something like the link. I am not recommending that particular card. Just showing it for reference. I have never bought one so have no personal experience. You should be able to pick out something that works for you.

Frank

Link to SYBA Firewire PCIe Card

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  Quote Earl_J Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 May 2016 at 7:25pm
Thank you very much, FrankW. . .

I found two additional ones from StarTech. . .
(I like them... I have a couple of external hard drive
readers from them...)
one is the 400 Mbps (1394a). . . $19...
and an 800 Mbps (1394b). . . $57...

I'll go double check the NewEgg pricing and then
get the one most fitting...

I do have prime - so looks like Amazon is the
favorite so far...  (grin)

Thank you again for the guidance...

I'm getting excited for this new DStorm adventure...

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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 May 2016 at 4:11am
Glad to help you out, Earl_J. Good luck with your system. You made a good choice with Digital Storm.

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  Quote Earl_J Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 May 2016 at 2:17pm
Thank you for the encouragement, FrankW. . .

I'm happy with DS so far. . .
Their updates during the build are
exceptional. . .  (wink)

I think it'll be fun to operate...
and put a bit more enjoyment back into
the workflow. . .  (grin)
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  Quote Earl_J Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jun 2016 at 10:54am
Well,
the anxiety builds as the shipment date closes in...

I did find a couple of PCIe cards I'd like to install for a bit of video capture.
I didn't find any real clear images of the interior of a Slade.


Is there enough room in there for a couple of PCIe half cards...?

Are additional cards difficult to install...?



Thanks for any assistance everyone...


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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jun 2016 at 12:28pm
Hi Earl_J,

The slade case is the Corsair 400Q case. You can read a good review at this link: Corsair 400Q Case. This is a smaller mid-tower and not a lot of room, but adequate for your build. Take a look at the pictures in the review or go to the Corsair site.

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  Quote Earl_J Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jun 2016 at 3:23pm
Thanks again, FrankW. . .

I certainly need all the help I can get...
From the original video I saw on the DS website...
I thought this was going to be larger than my
old Alienware Aurora... it was 43 pounds big...
I mailed it to my son... it served me well and
finally died... Joe, my son, is an IT guy up
in NYC and he wanted something to build a few
virtual server to play with at home...
He was surprised at the "good stuff" crammed
into the machine and is loving the wide open
spaces inside that box... (grin)
* * *
I'll go take a closer look...
I was there on the Slade site today,
and they didn't appear to have many photos
of the interior. . .  I'll go look again...

Until that time. . .


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  Quote Earl_J Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jun 2016 at 3:44am
Well,
the Corsair in the video link you sent me is NOT the one
currently in use from the video on the DS site...

It has a front covering that can swing left or right...
OR come off completely...
not so in the link...

The connection ports on your link appear on the top
of the machine (allowing dust to collect directly into
the connectors...?!)
The one in the video on the DS site appear on the front
panel, behind the swinging cover.

The insides might be similar...
I just never saw enough of the inside in the DS video
to compare it to the Corsair 400Q link...

I guess I'll just have to wait and see...
I'm hoping DS built in some space for a half-card
PCIe installation. . . I can't see why not...

(grin)

Thanks for the assist...

Until that time. . .


Edited by Earl_J - 08 Jun 2016 at 3:44am
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jun 2016 at 3:53am
The link for the 400Q that Frank posted IS the new Slade 2 case. Don't know why, but DS hasn't updated its pages and is still showing the older 500D case.

In the config itself you can see the new , replacement 400q case.

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  Quote Earl_J Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jun 2016 at 7:05am
Well,
that sucks. . .

(sigh)
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jun 2016 at 7:34am
If you are looking to build a Slade with the original 500D, give DS a call.  Sometimes they still have them in-house, just not highlighting them. 
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  Quote Earl_J Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jun 2016 at 7:41am
Well,
I can live with the Slade 2 box...
I'm only going to squeeze in a PCIe half-card for 1394b...

AND

I do not want to start the clock all over again...
It has been a week since I made the order...
it still hasn't shipped...
I'll take what I get...
It's paid for and going to be fast...
I have two video projects standing by...
(gee whiz)

IF I had known earlier, I would have picked
another machine. . . had I known...
* * *

I'm just very disappointed that with all the hype
about building machines like it's their own...
they would post old video and let it go at that...

How can they let such a big thing slide by...
at the same time trying to convince me
the little things count...?

* * *
Like everyone else... they're after the bottom
line. . . pay your money and take your chances...

Very, very disappointing for my first-ever experience...

(sigh)

Until that time. . .



Edited by Earl_J - 08 Jun 2016 at 7:43am
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jun 2016 at 8:09am
Hi Earl_J,

There are a lot of things changing right now with the new cases, CPUs and GPUs. It takes some time for everything to get sorted out. The Slade case is a very recent change and DS just hasn't got to updating the video. Videos take time and money to make. Digital Storm is not a big company and I don't mind that some things get behind for a short while. I don't want DS spending a lot of money advertising the new Slade and then passing the cost on to us. I am happy with slow and steady if it saves some money.

Frank    

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  Quote Earl_J Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Jun 2016 at 12:42pm
Yeah, well, that too. . .  (grin)
* * *
It's nothing I can't get used to ... say. . . over a period of...
ahhh...  maybe just as long as it takes for me to turn it on...

LOL

I know it'll be fast... the fastest computer I've ever owned...
so front door or not... top connectors or front...
big case or little... I'm ready for renewed enthusiasm
for working on video and photo projects...
on a new. . . really, really fast computer...

(wink)
* * *
As a Lily drone purchaser from last JUN,
I also have the patience for good things to
happen at a reasonable/better/less expensive
price...

Thanks for the encouragement...

Until that time...


Edited by Earl_J - 08 Jun 2016 at 8:53pm
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