[thechat] more advice on buying a digital camcorder, please

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sun Oct 19 17:39:20 CDT 2003

On Sunday, October 19, 2003, at 11:26  pm, William Anderson wrote:

> Martin Burns wrote:
>> On Sunday, October 19, 2003, at 05:52  pm, rudy wrote:
>>> and the still pics go onto a "memory stick"
>>> which downloads to the computer in a different manner, through the 
>>> USB port
>> You can get readers for memory sticks (mmmm proprietory Sony 
>> technology) I think which run over firewire, but they're expensivo.
> whaaa?  usb readers for memory sticks (and other smart-type media) are 
> commonplace now - look for cheap X-in-1 readers (where X is usually 4, 
> 5 or 6) which can take Sony MS, SD, XD, CF and so on.

Yeah, but there are also a few firewire ones if you really, really want 
the speed.

Or, if you're hip and wivvit, you can get a card-reader that uploads to 
your iPod... and that syncs over Firewire:

Now playing on iTunes: "Everyday I Write The Book" by Elvis Costello & 
The Attractions from 'The Very Best Of The Tube' - a hit from way back 
in 1983

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