Help With Firewire Purchase For Camcorder

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jedi5, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

    Jedi5

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    Hello all.

    Looking to buy firewire for both my MBP and iMac (21.5").
    For my MBP, I am looking for 4 pin firewire, is this correct?
    Can someone confirm if the iMac also is 4 pin as well?
    It is still in the box till I set up my office, LOL.

    The camcorder I have is the JVC miniDV GR-D395U.
    There is a DV I-link slot on the camcorder and If I've done my homework correctly, the fire wire I am looking for is this:

    4P Firewire


    Thanks everyone!
     
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  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Only cameras have the four pin connectors. All other FW devices have 6 pins. You need a cable with the right connector on each end. The cables are common.

    The extra two pins are for power. The 6 pin jack on the mack can power a disk or over device over the FW cable. Camera can not supply power to connected devices so they only have the 4 data pins
     
  4. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jedi5

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    Not sure if this will help out or not, but my MBP is a 17' which I got
    April of 09. If I read up correctly, then I do have FW800.

    Thanks for the link Spinnerlys!
     

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