This 3 Port PCMCIA IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 Laptop Adapter Card allows you to connect FireWire/i.LINK devices such as iPods or DV (digital video) camcorders to your laptop computer through a CardBus slot.
Compatible with both PC and Mac laptop computers, the adapter card supports hot-swapping FireWire device connections, allowing you to unplug and swap peripherals with ease. The adapter card includes a 5ft FireWire cable as well as a copy of ULEAD's VideoStudio SE Basic video editing software, making it easy to capture and edit video on your notebook computer, directly from your digital video camcorder.
Customer Reviews of StarTech.com 3 Port CardBus 1394a FireWire Adapter Card - Digital Video Editing Kit - 3 x 6-pin FireWire IEEE 1394 - Plug-in Card
Didn't work for windows XP. Beware!!!!1/25/2008
Beware!!! before you buy this product. I bought this product for transferring video from my Sony HC 48 handy cam. (Sony is again a piece of junk by not providing any better way to transfer videos to laptop other than Firewire :-) ) I tried to install this card on Windows XP/SP2(Lenovo T60/T41) and it crashed my Operating system. I had to format my laptop and reinstall OS. It got detected once but system hanged and once restarted after that it never got detected. It detected on Windows 2000 but did not work. so please read review/ contact Startech customer service and whatever you want to do before you really buy this product. But at the same time I don't yet know which one is better alternative to this card considering all reviews for this card are not bad. So just be prepared to return this. I am returning this product to buy.com but unfortunately I have to pay for the return shipping even this is a damaged piece, a piece of junk!
Works as expected. I have found this to be the best value for use with a portable computer. The included cable is useful (6ft is great), but you may need an adapter or different cable depending on what you need to connect to.