Firewire - 6pin or 4?? camcorder

  Khufu 08:24 20 Oct 05
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I have just bought a new mini dv camcarder and reading all the reviews, decided to buy a firewire cable to transfer the data.

My question is, I purchased a 4 to 6 pin, but have now noticed theres a 4 to 4 pin, will they both work??? i know the 6 pin provides extra power, but i'm confused as to if it'll fit?!

  joeltr 12:30 20 Oct 05

hi 4x4 pin cables are for transferring video footage from two cams,

  joeltr 12:31 20 Oct 05

sorry meant to say from 1 camera to another camera.

  joeltr 12:44 20 Oct 05

So, you need a 6-pin to 4-pin configuration to connect a computer to a camcorder. If you want to transfer video between two camcorders then you need a 4-pin to 4-pin configuration. If you want to conenct external disk drives or other storage peripherals then you'll typically need the 6-Pin to 6-Pin configuration. joel.

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