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Old January 5th, 2004, 08:55 PM   #1
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iSight modification 6 to 4Pin+Power = DV Camera

Hi,
I was wondering if any has/knows how to modify an iSight to use as a "lipstick" or "helmet cam"...to record into a DV camera's firewire in.
DV cameras are all 4 pin and the iSight is 6pin...a 4-6Pin adaptor should work for everything but power...
Does anyone have any ideas how to do this? Does it run off 12V or 7.2V??
Thanks very much!

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Old January 6th, 2004, 09:20 AM   #2
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It would be cool!, btw how many lines of resolution? 480?

You might want to check out http://www.jonescam.tv/ for a good helmet cam
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Old January 7th, 2004, 08:21 AM   #3
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this would be really cool! someone's gotta have hte know how
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Old January 7th, 2004, 01:00 PM   #4
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The bigger 6 pin firewire connector is what professional cameras use, as well as lots of computers like the Mac G4's and 5's. You can get a 6-pin to 4-pin firewire cable at any Radio Shack.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 01:12 PM   #5
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Thanks,
But the issue is power. The iSight (6Pin) requires a power source.
I'm just going with a www.rushcam.com
More rugged, anyways!
Thanks,

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Old January 7th, 2004, 01:22 PM   #6
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Oh, OK, I missed that part about power. I thought you just needed firewire to firewire.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 10:17 PM   #7
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check out helmetcamera.com
looks interesting
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Old January 8th, 2004, 12:40 PM   #8
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It looks like the power on an USB bus is 5V (pin 1 + pin 4 ground
I think)
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