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newt2mac
Jan 4, 2005, 12:17 PM
Which type of Firewire cable do I need from a G5 to a digitial video camera? I bought a 4-pin to 4-pin but it doesn't work for the G5. Fits in the camera though.

abhishekit
Jan 4, 2005, 12:24 PM
4 pin to 6 pin..
I think all Macs have a 6 pin firewire port. pb and the iBooks certainly do.

cheers

jsw
Jan 4, 2005, 12:24 PM
4-pin (camera) to 6-pin (G5).

newt2mac
Jan 4, 2005, 12:27 PM
thats what I figured.

Also, should I use the Firewire 800 port? Or is that speed supported by the camera?

jsw
Jan 4, 2005, 12:32 PM
thats what I figured.

Also, should I use the Firewire 800 port? Or is that speed supported by the camera?
Nope - use the FW 400 port.

Mertzen
Jan 4, 2005, 12:38 PM
thats what I figured.

Also, should I use the Firewire 800 port? Or is that speed supported by the camera?

DV only uses the 200Mbit part [ FW 400 basically supports only 3 speeds being 100 / 200 / 400 ] .. so FW400 will do ..