How do I use a 1394 input on a laptop? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 1st, 2007, 07:14 PM   #1
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Niagara Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,121
How do I use a 1394 input on a laptop?

How do I use a 1394 input on a laptop?

I have a 2 port firewire cardBUS for my LAPTOP, but I did notice that there is a 1394 input as well. But problem is, it is the same input that is on my mini-dv camera end. So can I hook a DV cam to it? Is there a mini DV 1934 to minDV 1394 cord (or a 4pin to 4pin)? And if so, why would they make it that way for a laptop? It seems backwards!? Thanks
David Delaney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2007, 07:21 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Croydon, England
Posts: 277
You can buy a 4 pin to 4 pin lead. There is no "in" or "out" on firewire, its a 2 way connection, so either end can be 4 or 6 pin
Paul Jefferies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2007, 07:25 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Niagara Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,121
Ok thanks. Any places that sell them cheap?
David Delaney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2007, 08:41 PM   #4
Obstreperous Rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 26,900
Images: 513
You don't want a "cheap" FireWire cable.

However you can find them anywhere; in any retail store that sell electronics and computer or photo & video related goods. There's probably several within a short drive in your area.
__________________
CH

Search DV Info Net | DV Info Net Sponsors | A Decade (+5) of DVi | ...Tuesday is Soylent Green Day!
Chris Hurd is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:07 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network