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Essential Guide to Computer Data Storage: From Floppy to DVD, The by Andrei Khurshudov

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IEEE 1394 FireWire

The IEEE 1394 standard for the High Performance Serial Bus, also called FireWire, is a serial data transfer protocol and interconnection system. The main feature of the FireWire that assures its adoption for the digital audio and video (A/V) consumer application is its relatively low cost. A FireWire interface is capable of supporting various high-end digital A/V applications, such as consumer A/V device control and signal routing, digital video (DV) editing, home networking, and more than 32 channels of digital mixing. FireWire allows for video capture from both newer DV camcorders with FireWire ports and older analog equipment using A/V to FireWire converters.

The first commercial products implementing FireWire technology ...

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