Firewire is a type of connection between a computer and another external device, and is capable of extremely fast data transfer speeds. It is therefore used in digital video editing, among other types of interface, for connecting DVcam/Hdv cameras, disk drives, and external processing boxes.

There are now two types of Firewire:

FW400 and FW800,

and they use different connectors!

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