Firewire DV Help

Firewire DV Help

Firewire Connection Information

This device requires an IEEE1394 Firewire connection, this should not be confussed with USB - a completely different technology. Firewire output requires an IEEE1394 cable to Firewire port on your PC or laptop.


If you already have a firewire connection on your PC (not USB) you can simply purchase the connecting cable and connect your device using the software with your equipment.

Ranges include [4-4 Pin] [4-6 Pin] [6-6Pin

PC Connection

If you have no firewire port on your PC you will require our cable and PCI Card or one of our full firewire connection packages for your equipment which includes editing software for your movies / images.This device requires an IEEE1394 Firewire connection, this should not be confussed with USB - a completely different technology.

PCI Slot (PC Motherboard) to Firewire CARD

Laptop Connection

If you have no firewire port on your LAPTOP you will require our cable and PCI Card or one of our full firewire connection packages for your equipment which includes editing software for your movies / images.This device requires an IEEE1394 Firewire connection, this should not be confussed with USB - a completely different technology. Check your manual to see if you have either a PCMICA Slot or an EXPRESSCard Slot, we supply adapter packages for both these type of slots :-

PCMCIA to Firewire including Cable

ExpressCard to Firewire including Cable

MAC / MacBook Connection

If you have a MAC check the connection MAC's can carry a 6Pin ouput on older units and 9Pin output on newer units/Macbooks. This device requires an IEEE1394 Firewire connection, this should not be confussed with USB - a completely different technology.

VISUAL PORTS :-

4 Pin Port :-

Firewire 4 Pin TYPE PORT

6 Pin Port :-

Firewire 6 Pin TYPE PORT

If your PC/Mac have neither of these connections and only a USB Port (see image below) you can not connect a Firewire type cable to USB, in these cases if you are wishing to connect a Video Camcorder device to your PC, Mac or Laptop and find you only have USB you can use a Video Grabber Device to stream the footage from the camcorder to your PC (This is achieved via a special connection cable which connects to your cable which would usually connect to the TV/VCR) then converts the signal to USB - This cable type is available HERE.

USB PORTS