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Type of firewire cable

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by newt2mac, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

    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.
  2. macrumors 65816


    4 pin to 6 pin..
    I think all Macs have a 6 pin firewire port. pb and the iBooks certainly do.

  3. jsw
    Moderator emeritus


    4-pin (camera) to 6-pin (G5).
  4. macrumors member


    thats what I figured.

    Also, should I use the Firewire 800 port? Or is that speed supported by the camera?
  5. jsw
    Moderator emeritus


    Nope - use the FW 400 port.
  6. macrumors 6502


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

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