long firewire -extenders or repeaters?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by rohee, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. rohee macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2008
    I am planning on running a firewire cable from a camera about 120 feet to a grass valley switcher. Do I need an extender and several repeaters? I know that firewire cables are not supposed to run over 14.5ft-so do i need to connect those with repeaters and then into an extender? Or is the extender enough?
  2. rohee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2008
    yes- like that extender

    in order to use that extender, do I need to connect several 14ft firewires together with a repeater (is that what it does)? Or do I just connect the firewires to the extender alone?
  3. Flynnstone macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land
    Goto the link above.
    Look at the application picture to the bottom right.
    Is that what you want to do?
  4. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2007
    Warminster, PA
    Why do you need to use firewire? Can you use SDI instead?
  5. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee

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