Originally posted by bwooster
Firewire 800, according to the spec can travel 100 meters.
Firewire 800 (1394b) is the reason why my 169Time system does not work with DVHSTool or CAPDVHS on a Windows XP Pro SP2 platform. Believe it or not, Microsoft throttled back firewire speed to 100MB/sec from to make Windows SP2 compatible with the Firewire 800 protocol and thus run slower than before SP2. Apparently, the 169Time transport stream to a PC requires the speeds made possible under the Firewire 400 (1394a) protocol supported by SP1 while the stream from a JVC30K to PC via firewire does not.
A confusing discussion of this situation can be found at the following link along with a possible workaround which allows an SP2 install to work without throttling back firewire speed:http://www.rme-audio.com/english/techinfo/fw800sp2.htm
While I don't own one of the newer DVHS units, I suspect that they run at a higher bit rate which requires this workaround in order to establish a stable DVHS-PC connection with DVHSTool or CAPDVHS.
Although I can once again record live from 169time to PC with DVHSTool and CAPDVHS after uninstalling SP2, the workaround described in the link does not help. Basically, the workaround preserves an SP2 install and just rolls back two of the firewire interface drivers to SP1 versions.
Is anyone out there able to record live from a 169Time rig to a Windows XP Pro SP2 using DVHSTool or CAPDVHS?