What Is the Difference Between a Firewire & a USB?

Answer USB and Firewire connections both provide standard connections for a variety of devices. Both have undergone several revisions and are found in several different forms. Although similar in purpose ... Read More »

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What is the difference between a usb&firewire bus?

There has been a minor format war in the last 15 years over external device connectivity. Both USB (Universal Serial Bus) and Firewire have vied for the top spot in the personal computer industry.U... Read More »

What is the difference between a USB port and Firewire to capture you video to you computer?

USB is Universal Serial Bus and Firewire is Apple's name for IEEE 1394. They are completely different protocols for transferring data from one electronic device to another.Most camcorders transfer... Read More »

What is the difference between these ports: USB, firewire, VGA, serial, parallel port?

USB is a Universal Serial Bus, popular within the portability of small devices such as cameras. what it dose it transfers data from a device to another.Fire wire is just USB with sugar on top, if y... Read More »

What's the difference between a 4pin to 6pin vs. a 4pin to 4pin firewire cable for a JVC camcorder?

The USB will NOT work, that's usually used for other data on cameras (still photos, etc.). All too often, misguided posters will tell you that USB will magically work for full-blown DV. SOME camc... Read More »