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Connect ati 5850 to video camera

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March 23, 2010 8:59:40 PM

Hello everyone. This is my first time on this column. I have a video camera with HDMI out and the XFX ATI 5850 video card. I was hoping to be able to connect to the card's HDMI port to transfer video from the camera to the computer but when I make the connection, nothing happens. Theoretically, I should be able to connect this way to transfer video. Any suggestions???
March 23, 2010 9:54:53 PM

I believe the port on your GPU is an output port to a compatible HD device.
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March 23, 2010 9:58:04 PM

HDMI ports are not meant for data transfers like that, HDMI ports carry data that is meant for a display device on the other end to convert and display on a screen, not to be converted back to a video format. You will need to use a USB, firewire, or esata cable to transfer the data. The HDMI output on your camera is meant to be plugged into a TV with an HDMI input.
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March 24, 2010 1:31:07 AM

Thank you hunter 315. Is it then correct to say that HDMI is never used to transfer video from the camera to the computer? My computer does have a firewire port. Should I use a HDMI (video camera) to firewire (computer) connection . I have read both the video card manual and the video camera manual and it is unclear. Most likely as you say I will have to use a firewire to firewire conneciton.

One last question, the video camera is a Cannon HV20 and it records in HD. What is the best way to transfer HD video from the camera to the computer?
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