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    Firewire

    Is it possible to sumhow get video out through firewire, because my laptop has a built in firewire and i have a alpine screen. I can prob figure out how to do the conversion, but my issue is i want to kno if i can get the 'video out' effect through my firewire.

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    Umm, not unless you get a special driver, but what exactly do you mean? "Video out" like a DV camera will give on the firewire line? What input does your alpine screen take?
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    For what you are wanting to do, the answer is NO
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    Actually, FireWire can give you video, but it won't be of your desktop. It is designed primarily for high speed data transfer for Digital Video, i.e. moving video clips off of your Mini-DV camera into a video editing program.

    Sony has a bi-directional conversion box if you really feel the need to experiment.
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    frodo: That's not true, there are means to do that, it's just that they're going to be expensive. You can get a video capture card, pipe your VGA input into that and then firewire it out if you really wanted to. I wouldn't be surprised if there also were VGA -> firewire DV boxes out there as well, but they are going to be expensive.

    But basically you are correct for the spirit of his question. Without spending some money on major hardware you cannot redirect the LCD output from your laptop to a DV firewire line.
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    I think what he meant was that he has a laptop that has firewire port but no NTSC video out. He wants to hook his laptop to his Alpine screen via firewire and was looking for a software solution. Kind of like a mini DV cam has firewire output to hook up to a computer for video capture. which I think frodo is right. You cant do that. firewire is data, video input on an Alpine screen is analog. If you can, I'd like to know how to too b/c my laptop has no firewire nor NTSC output. But I want firewire. If theres a way to get desktop video out via firewire I can kill 2 birds with 1 stone by buying a firewire cardbus for my laptop.

    Originally posted by AVGeek
    Sony has a bi-directional conversion box if you really feel the need to experiment.
    Besides the conversion box dont you need the software to send desk top video out of firewire.

    Originally posted by Telek
    You can get a video capture card, pipe your VGA input into that and then firewire it out if you really wanted to.
    Where is he going to hook the video capture card to?

    I just remembered that some laptops supports TV out even though it doesnt have any Svideos or composit jacks on the laptop. You just have to buy one of these.
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    I though I worded my reply carefully enough to avoid confusion, but apparently not.

    The author of this thread wants to convert
    firewire digital video of his desktop to analog video for input to his analog screen.

    There is no practical, nor direct way to do so.

    There are ways to do it, but without extra hardware and software, the answer would be no.
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    Before we go further down the unfruitful path of firewire, just get a vga to composite/svideo adapter and use that instead.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...+video+adapter
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    Originally posted by MP3DUB
    Before we go further down the unfruitful path of firewire, just get a vga to composite/svideo adapter and use that instead.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...+video+adapter
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    thanx for all ur support, but i think frodo is right, its not possible to transfer my desktop image through firewire. the only other route is a scan converter, which can be pricey, so i might jus wait till i get enough money to get a laptop (i got the one i have for free).

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