Fire wire cable

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

  1. jeremy.b macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2012
    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

    Nov 28, 2010
    Do you mean brand or type, because the second depends on what ports you have:

  3. mike693 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2011
    I have never had problems with Firewire, HDMI, or audio cables from They are also very inexpensive.
  4. jeremy.b thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2012
    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


    May 8, 2008
    Hilo, Hawai'i
    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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