FireWire (also called IEEE 1394a or i.LINK) is the consumer and professional standard for
DV-format digital video. DV devices typically use FireWire 400 connectors. There are
two kinds of FireWire 400 connectors: a 4-pin connector (typically used to connect to
video equipment such as camcorders or decks) and a 6-pin connector (used to connect
to computer equipment). However, some newer video equipment uses the 6-pin
connector and some video cards use the 4-pin connector. See your equipment’s
documentation for more information.
Final Cut Pro and a DV device can communicate remote control information using
FireWire. Typically, you use FireWire for device control when you are using a DV format
such as DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, or DVCPRO HD.
For more information about FireWire technology, go to the Apple FireWire website at