Chapter: Video and Computer Technology
Topic: Technology Descriptions
The objective of this paper is to describe the architecture of 1394 bus systems, typical consumer video and audio applications for 1394, initial implementations of 1394 connectivity on PCI adapter cards, and the commercial adapter card designs that currently are available for digital video editing applications. A brief comparison of the IEEE 1394 High Performance Serial Bus with the proposed Universal Serial Bus (USB) appears at the end of this paper. The orientation of this paper is toward consumer- and professional-grade DV products, because DV is the first application (and is likely to be the highest-volume application through 1999) for the High Performance Serial Bus.