Firewire Webcam versus USB Webcam

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Firewire Webcam versus USB Webcam

Postby GoodFoodHunting on Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:59 am

What's better? Firewire or USB?

What are the pitfalls of going to a firewire webcam and how do I make that work?

Is it easier to stay with a USB webcam set up? Is it more stable?

The price for USB-webcams are quite well known but what is a good price for a Firewire-webcam?

When I was snooping around for Linux compatible webcams I stumbled upon a couple of threads who suggested that I buy an iSight or some other firewire camera. They cost a bit more, but firewire video is basically driverless, so it's pretty much guaranteed to work (at least that was prevailing sentiment from those folks).

Examples:

Unibrain Fire-i Webcam

Pyro 1394 WebCam

iBot Standard

iSight

This is definitely a question I don't mind asking before I make any kind of major purchase. So to all those who answer, thank you ahead of time. :mrgreen:
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Re: Firewire Webcam versus USB Webcam

Postby GoodFoodHunting on Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:48 pm

Just giving the post a bump so as to see if I can milk some advice before a possible purchase. :?:
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Re: Firewire Webcam versus USB Webcam

Postby GoodFoodHunting on Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:44 am

Just out of curiosity... are firewire webcams really better than USB webcams in Linux? I don't mind spending a few extra bucks to get something that is headache and hassle free (relatively speaking...) so are firewire webcams compatible with Linux Mint 6?
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