Getting your FireWire-compatible camcorder to talk to your FireWire-enabled PC should be nice and straight-forward, but as our portable devices get smaller and smaller and the ones we leave at home stay the same size, you often run into trouble finding cables that match the miniaturised sockets as well as the originals (without resorting to a bunch of adapters!).
That's the primary reason I sourced these wonderful FireWire IEEE-1394 Cables that run directly between the 9-pin FireWire 800 style plug and the ever-popular 4-pin FireWire 400 plug. In a 1.5 metre length, you'll have no trouble connecting your FireWire devices to your displays, PCs and Macbooks!
Seeing as how it runs between the two different FireWire standards, this cable is limited FireWire 400 transfer rates, so 400Mbps is where it's at for such a lifesaving accessory. But that'll be a match to your factory-supplied original cable, making this a perfect replacement as well as a low-cost spare!
Our FireWire 800 to 400 cables feature:
For use with all FireWire IEEE1394 and i.Link DV Digital Devices and Camcorders
This product is fully compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers.