Fire wire cable

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jeremy.b, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. jeremy.b macrumors newbie

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    Wondering what is the best Fire wire cable to use (and not very expensive). I am going from a MBP to Sony DSR-PD170.I am going to FCPX. Any advise will help
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you mean brand or type, because the second depends on what ports you have:

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  3. mike693 macrumors member

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    I have never had problems with Firewire, HDMI, or audio cables from monoprice.com. They are also very inexpensive.
     
  4. jeremy.b thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am going from a 4-Pin to a 800 port on the computer. I am looking for a good brand and a good place to purchase.
     
  5. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    The PD170 is FW 400. Therefore you'll either need a 4 pin FW400 --> 9 pin FW800, or a 4 pin 400 --> 6 pin 400, and then a 400 --> 800 adapter.

    I was recently looking over some PD150 footage from 11 years ago. SD, but the quality is very high. That was a hell of a camera, and the 170 I suppose is a bit better.

    Second the Monoprice suggestion.
     

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