I was wrong - Apple does include firewire in some current products that are likely to be used in video applications. I think it has disappeared from most,consumer grade video cameras - even the ones from Sony.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, system@... wrote:
> "B. Degnan" <billdeg@...> writes:
> >FYI - the cable on the camera end is a 1/8 in three-bar connector.
> >Anyway, the cable I have same with my camera. If you don't have this
> >cable, probably best to just go the route you went before. Long term I
> >would try to get this cable though, you'll want to do the direct
> >connection and not the double hop, you'll potentially lose quality. bd
> >From: "Mike" <mike@...> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2012 1:47 PM To:
> >email@example.com Subject: [midatlanticretro] Re: Daniel
> >Kotke / Apple // videos?
> >My out of date Sony HI-8 video camera has a firewire interface built in
> >- you can stream directly into an out of date Mac that still has
> >firewire using iMovie.
> Both my new 17" MacBook Pro and my new 27" iMac have Firewire interfaces.
> Are these out of date already? :)