I'm trying to use an a mini dv camcorder, 4 pin (1394) with my Mac os x (only has thunderbolt port). What cable do I need?
I need to use a camcorder for an animation class with my Mac. I'm new to using the Mac and I cannot find many specific answers in my research for what kind of cable I need.
- Asked by Amber G from Franklin
Belkin FireWire 800/400 9-Pin/6-Pin Cable (2 m/6.6 ft.)
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1 Answer from the Community
Nearly every Mac to date has some sort of FireWire port on it (the MacBook Air is the only exception), so you should be able to find either a FireWire 600 or 800 port on your Mac. If you happen to have a MacBook Air, there is a Thunderbolt to FireWire 800 adapter (you can get one from the Apple Store or the website). Your camcorder most likely has a FireWire 400 port, so you'll need a cable that has a 4-pin connector on one end and 800 on the other. You can find one on the Store.
- Answered by Owen S from Concord