08-08-2012 10:24 AM
I am trying to connect a T420 4180-F64 to a video camera that has a 4 pin firewire. I'm not sure if I can, doesn't seem to be any kind of IEEE connection on this particular model. Is there a way to connect?
08-08-2012 10:45 AM
welcome to the community.
type your machine type/model into the "quick path" box here: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/default.page
i5-2540M(2.6GHz),8GB RAM,500GB 7200rpm HD,14in 1600x900 LCD,NVIDIA N12P-NS1 1GB,CDRW/DVDRW,Intel 802.11agn wireless,WWAN option,Bluetooth,modem,1Gb Ethernet,UltraNav,Secure Chip,Camera,9c Li-Ion,Win7 Pro 64
so no built-in firewire support on your specific machine.
you could get a firewire express card. i don't have any experience with them, so can't offer any suggestion on which is good.
08-08-2012 11:07 AM
please consider letting us know how you decide to proceed and how it works out. your experience might help someone out.
08-15-2012 01:27 PM
If you only have one camera, then you only need one card -- since it can't be connected to more than one computer at a time. Just keep the card with the camera.
On the other hand, if you are using the lack of FW to justify an upgrade to a better camera to the beancounters, it sounds like a solid plan.