I just pulled out my old Panasonc GS 250, which I used to connect my camera to my Core Duo with a 6-4 cable, but now if appears that cable won't fit into the firewire port on the Core i7. Is this because the Core i7 is FW 800 while the Core Duo is FW 400? Either way ... do I need a new cable?
Right now my video is stranded on the tape in my camera : /
Thanks for your help.
Correct. New Macs have got FireWire 800, instead of the FireWire 400 that old Macs, like the ones with a Intel Core Duo processor had. In this case, you can get, for example, a FireWire 400 to FireWire 800 cable like this one > http://www.amazon.com/Oyen-Digital-Firewire-1394B-Cable/dp/B0027DPM1U