FireWire

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An alternative some types of SCSI and USBperipherals, Firewire (IEEE 1394) is a communication standard that provides connectivity at transfer rates up to 400 Mbps (Megabits). Already consider to be a high capacity bandwidth carrier, newer specifications are planned to achieve 1600 Mbps. Firewire supports hot-sawpping and is used to connect external hard disk drives and other computer peripherals like digital cameras. The technology was developed by Apple and Texas Instruments.

FireWire is recommended over using video cards to capture, edit and transfer video because it is lossless. Windows XP support FireWire, although most PCs do not come with Firewire ports standard.

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