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    Default Best way to transfer files between computers?

    If I have one machine set up to capture/edit video and another for music
    production, what would be a good way to transfer files between them? Say, a
    musical piece I've created that I want to use in a video.

    If both machines have Firewire or USB 2, can those be used for rapid data
    transmission between machines? If so, how would it be done? Is there more to
    it than simply running a cable between machines?

    The reasons for doing this are if the video machine is rendering, I can
    still be working on recording, and also so I can use the DVD burners in one
    machine for everything.

    Thanks for all input.

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    if your Os is... the monolithic windows... you can just share the folder from its properties menu.

    if there both on the same network.
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    Yeah.... I'd suggest a network as well. This can be done through most routers. You'd use ethernet to connect the computers. (wireless can work as well)
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    Quote Originally Posted by djr33 View Post
    Yeah.... I'd suggest a network as well. This can be done through most routers. You'd use ethernet to connect the computers. (wireless can work as well)
    Wouldn't wireless be a tad slower though?

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    Yeah, but a bit easier

    Depends on the size of the files and how much time you have, I suppose.
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    Ethernet on the whole will be considerably slower than a firewire connection. I don't know if there's any existing software to do this, but firewire is definitely the optimal way to go if you can get it working.
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    I think that firewire transfer is allowed from Mac to Mac
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