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I need a USB cable 4-pin Mini I-Link

I have a Sony Digital Handycam DCR-PC100 Mini DV I would like to plug it into my new dell computer. I have a ton of USB ports, front and back . I don't have any I-Link / Firewire ports.

Thank you Jeff from Michigan

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  • jeff834 Jun 04, 2009

    Thank you Guru. I will add the card to my PC and buy the cable.

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Check your computer user’s manual, if your computer doesn’t have a Firewire port, you need to buy an IEEE1394 card to install in your computer and a firewire cable to connect your Mini DV. Check with your local computer store

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If your Computer has an i.LINK/FIREWIRE port on it you can connect the Camcorder to the Computer using the i.LINK/FIREWIRE cable.

The i.LINK port is a D shaped port labelled as DV, i, IEEE1394, Firewire.

If the i.LINK port on the Computer has 4 pins on it, then you can use a 4-pin to 4-pin i.LINK cable.
If the i.LINK port on the Computer has 6 pins on it, then you can use a 4-pin to 6-pin i.LINK cable.
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1) the camcorder has 4-pin 1394 (also called firewire or i-link) jack, and the computer (if equipped) either has 6-pin 1394 jack or 4-pin 1394 jack (on some notebooks). if your computer doesn't have a 1394 jack, you need to buy a 1394 adapter (eg. pricegrabber.com)

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3) optionally, use editing software to take an excerpt from the file, rearrange parts of the video, add titles, etc., and output a new file

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