iMac G5--canon ZR60- what firewire cable do I need?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by pcpacker, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. pcpacker macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2004
    I am new to firewire. What cable do I need to get to put my home movies onto my new iMac? is it 4pinDV to 6 pin computer? Is it necessary to pay for monster, or can a less expensive cable do the same quality transfer?

    Thank you!
  2. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    a 6 pin to 4 pin IEEE1394 firewire cable. No, monster cables are a waste for anything digital like firewire. The computer sees a 0 or a 1, it doesn't matter if there is some interferance. Same thing as digital terrestrial tv, it either gets the full quality or not. Get the cheapest one you can find.

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