Which firewire Cable?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by UberKyle, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. UberKyle macrumors newbie

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    So I'd been using a mac Pro at school to edit video on.

    Today I received my lovely new 15in" MBP and it is gorgeous. I wanted to start messing around with some video I wanted to work on, and I got my equipment out, and got my camera all ready, took my firewire cable to plug it into my computer to start capturing a tape... and the firewire port is different!

    So what pin# of firewire do I need to get? I'm not sure what I have right now, but it fits into the small hole on my canon XL-1s camera, and plugged into the typical firewire port I'm used to seeing on mac pros and other computers.... so what do I need to connect to my new MBP?

    Anyone have a link to the cheapest purchasing options on the interwebs, I know how Best Buy jacks up the prices of connecting cables?

    What a bummer of a Thursday night to have a new computer, and no video to edit. Can you imagine anything much worse?
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    The new MBPs only have FW800 ports. You need a FW800 to FW400 4-pin cable to connect to your camera. Or buy a FW800 adapter for your existing FW cable.


    Lethal
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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  4. UberKyle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perfect! Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.
     
  5. dlegend macrumors 6502

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    monoprice.com has good prices. Quick shipping too!
     

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