1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Sony handycam iLink cable

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by theflinger, 7 Feb 2005.

  1. theflinger

    theflinger New Member

    Joined:
    21 Mar 2004
    Posts:
    229
    Likes Received:
    0
    http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INT...oryName=dcc_DICamcorders_DIAccessories_Cables
    That is the cable I need to transfer full DV from my camcorder (DCR-TRV350) to my computer.

    From everything I can tell, it is nothing but a 4pin to 6pin firewire cable...If so, I am sure I can find a better price than 40 bucks!

    Any thoughts? Experience with such cables?


    Thanks a lot.

    (sorry if this is in the wrong forum, couldn't think of a better one)
     
  2. Zephyr

    Zephyr Go V-Boy, Go!

    Joined:
    1 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    2,024
    Likes Received:
    1
    Anything you buy straight from a large OEM, such as Sony, is going to be rediculously marked up. Yes, that's the cable you need.

    Here's the same thing, 3ft, for $3.50 :thumb:

    Here's a 15ft one for $6.50.
     
  3. Feline

    Feline New Member

    Joined:
    17 Dec 2004
    Posts:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    You can even buy Monster Cable branded ones for less than that! I've always just used the Belkin ones and never had any problems with them at all.
     
  4. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2004
    Posts:
    3,293
    Likes Received:
    11
    I got a Sony DV Video Camera and just bought a cheap generic 4pin to 6 pin cable and it works fine.

    I did buy a Sony I-link cable a long time ago before I got my Video Camera for something else. That Is a Sony 4pin to 4pin.

    I originally tried this and it didnt work which is why I bought the 4pin to 6pin which did and was not even a sony cable.

    So I would def get a 4pin to 6pin as I assume those extra 2 pins make a difference.

    Just dont undertand why a 4pin from the camera to a 4pin on the firewire card does not work. Doesnt matter as im happy with my 4pin to 6pin :)

    But if anyone knows why the 4 - 4 doesnt work I wouldnt mind knowing why as all info is useful.

    Thanks

    Mike
     
  5. theflinger

    theflinger New Member

    Joined:
    21 Mar 2004
    Posts:
    229
    Likes Received:
    0
    well the 4 pin is just a mini firewire standard. Used on laptops a lot but not on much else.



    Thanks a ton guys, you guys rock!
    :thumb: :thumb:
     
  6. Stompy

    Stompy New Member

    Joined:
    16 Aug 2004
    Posts:
    1,112
    Likes Received:
    3
    Yeh Sony like to call Firewire I-Link for some reason
     
  7. Zephyr

    Zephyr Go V-Boy, Go!

    Joined:
    1 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    2,024
    Likes Received:
    1
    Because they're full of themselves, and feel the need to rename common household items :lol:.
     
  8. Stompy

    Stompy New Member

    Joined:
    16 Aug 2004
    Posts:
    1,112
    Likes Received:
    3
    Sony: Bah, Televisions have been around for ages. Let's re-invent it exactly the same and call it the Televatron!
     
  9. camel

    camel New Member

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2005
    Posts:
    129
    Likes Received:
    0
    that's marketing for you :D
     
  10. padrejones2001

    padrejones2001 Puppy Love

    Joined:
    17 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    15
    It's the same reason you guys are calling IEEE1394 by the name that apple gave it (firewire). That's marketing for you...
     
  11. Zephyr

    Zephyr Go V-Boy, Go!

    Joined:
    1 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    2,024
    Likes Received:
    1
    :blush: Now I feel ashamed...
     
  12. padrejones2001

    padrejones2001 Puppy Love

    Joined:
    17 Jun 2004
    Posts:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    15
    Honest mistake. You are forgiven.
     
  13. soulmantra

    soulmantra New Member

    Joined:
    10 Jan 2006
    Posts:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    i tried using the USB cable to load the footage into my camera but the quality is quite poor. if i use the iLINK/firewire will the quality improve? or is it just a faster way to get the same information across.

    i'm new to this and any help would be greatly appreciated. i've got a sony miniDV handycam and would like to do some editing on the computer. also any suggestions for editing software would be greatly appreciated too (i've got a PC).
     
  14. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

    Joined:
    26 Feb 2005
    Posts:
    9,568
    Likes Received:
    168
    Its the same reason you guys are calling IEEE1394a by the name that lazy people give it(IEEE1394). That's marketing for you...



    sorry, couldn't resist


    edit: And to be usefull to the thread, I see no reason a USB cable would degrade quality, but since a cheap firewire cable can be had for less then £10/$10/€10, try one and see :)
     

Share This Page