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KODAK PROFESSIONAL: Technical Information Bulletin

How to Connect the APPLE FIREWIRE (IEEE 1394) Cable
 
 

KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro SLR Series Digital Cameras
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS 300, 500, 600, 700 Series Digital Cameras
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro Back Series

Updated 10 March 2006

APPLE FIREWIRE (also referred to as IEEE 1394) provides high-speed data transmission between a KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Digital Camera and the host MACINTOSH Computer or WINDOWS OS-based computer. There are two types of IEEE 1394 cables. One cable has both a 6-pin connector and a 4-pin connector, and the other cable has 6-pin connectors on each end.

Incorrectly connecting the IEEE 1394 cable to the IEEE 1394 port on the camera or host computer will cause your camera's IEEE 1394 communications circuit to fail. Follow these steps carefully to avoid equipment damage, potential downtime, and a costly repair.

  1. Move the host computer so you can clearly see the IEEE 1394 port located on the back of the computer.

  2. Align the IEEE 1394 cable connector to the host computer port. On most computers, this will be a 6-pin configuration.

  3. Connect the IEEE 1394 cable to the host computer port. The cable connectors should slide easily into the port. If they do not, recheck the alignment. DO NOT FORCE the IEEE 1394 cable connector into the host computer port!

    IMPORTANT: You must connect the cable to the host computer before you connect the cable to the camera.

  4. Align the IEEE 1394 cable connector to the camera port. See the information below for pin configuration by camera model.

  5. Connect the IEEE 1394 cable to the camera port. The cable connectors should slide easily into the port. If they do not, recheck the alignment. Do not force the IEEE 1394 cable connectors into the camera port!

Pin Configuration

Camera Models

4 pin configuration


DCS Pro SLR Series Digital Cameras
DCS Pro Back 645 Series

6 pin configuration


DCS 500, 600, and 700 Series Digital Cameras
DCS 330 Digital Camera
DCS Pro Back and Pro Back Plus

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