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  1. Member
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    Looking to transfer some video from camcorder to my iMac.
    The camcorder is pretty old, working with a JVC GR-D395U miniDV.
    I *think* I've found some cables but I'm not sure on the pin number.
    Do I need a 9/4 pin cable?
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    The camera has a 4 pin port. Your computer would likely have a 6 pin or 4 pin port for FW400, or a 9 pin port for FW800. The smaller 4 pin ports are more common for laptops.
    So use a 6/4, 4/4 or 9/4 pin cable, depending on your computer port.

    Picture of a FireWire 9p - 4p cable:
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    ...and do make sure you have connected the camcorder to power, as well.
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  4. good store on line to buy all your cables from

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10301

    majority of camcorders are 4 pin(my Canon camera) and the one on my Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H Motherboard is 6 Pin
    Last edited by MJA; 7th Sep 2011 at 17:32.
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