Please Note: This blog post is part of a series of five posts altogether.
The posts include: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5.
Connecting laptops with a 6-pin FireWire interface
If the laptop does NOT supply the FireWire socket with power, you will need the following:
Connect them as the image illustrates below.
If the laptop does supply the FireWire socket with power (usually not in battery mode), you just need one 6-pin to 6-pin FireWire cable to directly connect the laptop and the camera: