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firewire - usb question

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I know that firewire is faster but how is it faster? I upload my miniDV tapes using windows encoder at 1280*720 and at 20mbps and then I do my editing Does firewire collect more information or something?

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usb 3.0 is coming out now...apple chose it over firewire