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  • NX Boards and Firewire

    Going into Brain Freeze here. Having finally got the NXe system up and running (ish) I am still confused by the 6pin FW socket on the Component Expansion Board. I have the NX Bay fitted as well. Info on page 23 of the manual is confusing.

    So....are the 4pin sockets for SD only.
    I know this has come up before but have not found crystal clear description.
    For capturing and exporting back to a HDV deck do you only use the 6 Pin
    Can the 6 Pin be used as a normal 1394 socket for external devices. (Unlike the 4pin's which are NX only- like Storm)
    Component out - this should work for both SD and HDV? What if project is set to 1394

    Thanks

    David
    Last edited by DigitalDave; 04-02-2008, 11:09 AM.

  • #2
    Can the 6 Pin be used as a normal 1394 socket for external devices.
    6-pin connectors supply the connected device with power.
    Nothing more nothing less.
    Apart from the power it supplies, it's virtually the same as the 4 pin.
    .
    GESTOS PRODUCTIONS
    www.gpvideo.com.au

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mr Bill View Post
      6-pin connectors supply the connected device with power.
      Nothing more nothing less.
      Apart from the power it supplies, it's virtually the same as the 4 pin.
      Thanks but you are missing the point of the question- I know the difference between 4 and 6 pin connectors- this is related only to the NX expansion board

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      • #4
        Sorry Dave.
        .
        GESTOS PRODUCTIONS
        www.gpvideo.com.au

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        • #5
          As I understand it, both 4-pin and 6-pin on the NX boardset pair can accept either DV or HDV input (or DVCPRO, if you have that), provided that the two boards are properly linked with the data and FireWire internal connector cables.

          What this does, is 'piggyback' the OHCI compliancy brought with the daughterboard, onto the NX mainboard...thus making the 4-pin port there a fully-HDV compatible port.

          This is why we say that you can achieve ADVC mode even if you don't have the daughterboard, but instead have an additional OHCI FireWire port somewhere else (motherboard, separate controller).

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          • #6
            Thanks KH
            So Anything on the NX is OK for HDV
            and the 6 Pin on the Expansion board can be used as if it were any OHCI Port.

            Cheers

            DD

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            • #7
              Provided everything is connected correctly, it should be fine.

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