• The Mac-Forums Community Guidelines (linked at the top of every forum) are very clear, we respect US law and court precedence when it comes to legality of activity.

    Therefore to clarify:
    • You may not discuss breaking DVD or BluRay encryption, copying, or "ripping" commercial, copy-protected DVDs.
    • This includes DVDs or BluRays you own. Even if you own the DVD or BluRay, it is still technically illegal under the DMCA to break the encryption. While some may argue otherwise, until the law is rewritten or the US Supreme Court strikes it down, we will adhere to the current intent of the law.
    • You may discuss ripping or copying unprotected movies or homemade DVDs.
    • You may discuss ripping or copying tools in the context that they are used for legal purposes as outlined in this post.

6pin-9pin firewire cable with Canopus ADVC110. Does it work?

May 29, 2009
Reaction score
I wish to edit my VHS tapes and am considering buying the Canopus ADVC110. I have firewire 800 on my imac with 9pins. The advc110 is only 6 pin(IEEE 1934) firewire and provides a 6pin-6pin cable to attach to the computer. I have heard that if I replace this cable with a 6pin-9pin cable editing is not possible. Is this true? I am worried about proceeding. Would be glad of reassurance! Thanks

Shop Amazon

Shop for your Apple, Mac, iPhone and other computer products on Amazon.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites.