Firewire, more than one variety?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Doc, May 17, 2005.

  1. Doc

    Doc Guest

    Is there more than one type of Firewire connection?
    Doc, May 17, 2005
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  2. Doc

    Jukka Aho Guest

    There are two types of connectors in use - the 4-pin one, which does not
    carry power (often found in camcorders and laptops), and the 6-pin one
    which does have the power pins (desktop PCs usually have these.)

    Then there's the original 400 Mbit/s Firewire and the new "Firewire 800"
    standard with a doubled speed, though this doesn't matter much with
    ordinary DV camcorders, as they can't take any advantage of the higher
    Jukka Aho, May 17, 2005
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