Firewire Help

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  1. MissNerdyTalker macrumors newbie

    MissNerdyTalker

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    Hey, So I have an Imac and decided I wanted to make a movie using Imovies. I went to connect my videocamera to my Imac and realized the lead doesn't fit in the firewire port.

    I did a quick google search and found there are adapters but which one do I need so that I can connect my video camera to my imac and import the footage from the camera?

    The lead I have now (see image below) doesn't fit. I'd rather get an apadter than a new lead but I don't know which adapter I need. Is it a 6pin or 9 pin adapter? 400 to 800 adapter? I have to order it online because in all the shops I've tried in my local area they wasn't very helpful and said they didn't have what I needed.


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    Thank You :apple:
     
  2. dorky24 macrumors newbie

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    That connector is a firewire 400. iMacs, if recent, have firewire 800. You need an adapter from 400 to 800
     
  3. MissNerdyTalker thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. MissNerdyTalker thread starter macrumors newbie

    MissNerdyTalker

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    Thank you simsaladimbamba that really helped a lot :)
     
  6. AWallen90 macrumors 6502

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    Nice chart, I have always wondered what the 4-pin 400 was.
     

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