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can 2 firestudio units be plugged in individually into a multi input card without daisy chaining to each other?

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asked Apr 18, 2017 in FireStudio Series by anthonylilley (200 points)
I have 2 firestudio project units and a 4 port firewire 1394a card. Will the units work together if plugged into their own  input on the card

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answered Apr 18, 2017 by butchrichard (131,320 points)
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This is call connecting in "parallel".

Connecting device to device is called "serial" or "series" connection.

Everything will work exactly the same.  You would only run in to problems if you are also attempting to connect "other" firewire devices that are not FireStudios.  I would not recommend this.  

There are options in any case tho.  You can experiment with which device works on what port and connected before or after another device, but the best way is to install 2 firewire cards.  One card for FireStudios and another card for other devices like external hard drives, etc.