View Full Version : 5 pin firewire

18-04-2010, 02:51 AM
I bought a handycam from trademe, but has no software discs, but I want to use the firewire port with a prog I have.
So basically I'd need the typical firewire cable with a firewire end and a 5pin end lead.
I thought it shouldnt be too hard to find but havent seen one yet.
Anyone else seen them?

18-04-2010, 07:17 AM
DSE have them
6pin to 4pin (http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4bca09cb0a978db8273fc0a87f3b0711/Product/View/XH3262)
I have never seen a 5 pin before.

Speedy Gonzales
19-04-2010, 11:51 AM
What version of Windows?? Does Windows detect it, and load a driver? Whats the brand / model of the cam?

19-04-2010, 12:49 PM
No hassle support in XP/Vista. Win 7 can have a problem I believe, but here is a link that may be helpful.



Speedy Gonzales
19-04-2010, 12:57 PM
Dont think the prob is with win7. Its finding the right connection / cable to connect it to the PC. Does the connection look like this ? (http://www.white-light.net/images/pda/motoQ2.jpg)

19-04-2010, 01:35 PM
That is USB Speedy!


See this....


Speedy Gonzales
19-04-2010, 01:38 PM
Umm no its not its firewire. Its the same connection thats on my cam. It may say USB but it isnt. Thats probably a site. Its probably the 2nd pic rob wants. Maybe a 6 to 4 pin (which is what my cam uses). Or 4 to 4 pin, depending on what the connection looks like on the case

19-04-2010, 05:26 PM
Whatever, Speedy...


19-04-2010, 06:03 PM
That photo looks suspiciously like USB Mini-B to me...

Rob: What model of camera is it? Are you sure you aren't confusing USB and Firewire?

Speedy Gonzales
19-04-2010, 06:10 PM
Whatever it is, there is a FW connection that looks similar. Because I'm using it

19-04-2010, 06:13 PM
Speedy: What are you using it for? Maybe it's some proprietary design which uses a USB plug just to make things difficult.

Rob: Is this the camera? http://www.shop.sony.co.nz/product_detail.jsp?sku=DCRSR45E

Because according to this it uses USB Mini-B, not firewire...

Speedy Gonzales
19-04-2010, 06:19 PM
A Panasonic DV cam. The cam has a similar connection (but I think its 4 not 5 pin). And the cable is a 4 pin to 6 pin (the 6 pin is a PCI FW card). This logitech 525 uses that USB 5 pin. It plugs into the end of it, and a normal USB on the other

19-04-2010, 06:53 PM
http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/USB-Plugs.jpg Might help

19-04-2010, 06:59 PM
We really need Rob too clear a few things up.
FW is 6pin or 4pi, not 5pin.