FireWire Cables, PSUs and Interface Boards - Part 3

Published on October 29, 2008 by TIS Marketing.

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 4-pin FireWire interface, using a Y-cable

Since 4-pin FireWire cable is unable to supply cameras with the power, you will need:

to have the camera run on the laptop.

Supplying the cameras via a hub

Another way to have a FireWire camera working on such a laptop is via a FireWire hub. To do so, you need:

And then round them up like the picture above.