Help with Mini DV cable connection to PC
by fdm2000 - 5/2/06 12:41 PM
I recently purchased a Panasonic PV-GS 300 MiniDV camcorder and dutifully read the user's manual but am confused by what I have read. Panasonic provides a USB 2 cable with accessories, but if you want to use the DV connection using a Firewire IEEE 1394 cable it must be purchased separately. I do want to be able to use the Firewire connection, but the cable that Panasonic sells for this camera is a 4 pin to 4 pin cable. My Compaq PC has a 6 pin input port.
My question is - will the 4 (camcorder) to 6 pin (PC) connection work satisfactorily or must the two connections be the same for the transfer to occur?
Thanks for any input