This 3 foot black Firewire 400 (IEEE-1394a) cable features a 6 pin connectors on both ends. Our cable features thick cable jacketing with a heavy-duty braided shield for protection from abuse and EMI/RFI. Firewire cables are used to transfer data between Firewire enabled devices such as external hard drives, camcorders, DV recorders, digital cameras, etc to computers, laptops and other Firewire capable devices. When selecting your Firewire cable pay attention to pinning of the devices you are connecting to ensure you choose the correct cable for your application.
Our Firewire 400 Cables meet the specifications outlined in the IEEE-1394a standard. This means that one can daisy chain up to 63 supported devices on a single Firewire port provided the devices support daisy chaining. The standard supports the following transfer rates: S400 (400 Mbit/s), S200 (200 Mbit/s) and S100 (100 Mbit/s). The 6 pin connector is able to supply power if your device supports powering/charging over Firewire.
Note: All camcorders use a 4-pin connector for their 1394 interface.
Nearly all computers use a 6-pin connector for their 1394 interface.
So, you need a 6-pin to 4-pin configuration to connect a computer to
If you want to transfer video between two camcorders then you need
a 4-pin to 4-pin configuration.