Sony PCG-V505 Series USB/Audio/Firewire Board CNX-197 w/ ribbon cables
Is there a 6 circuit firewire to usb cable?
I have a cable that is my camera’s connection then 6 circuit firewire. My laptop does not have a firewire port(my desktop does though). Is there a cable that I can insert my firewire end into then have a usb at THAT end of the cable so I can plug it into my laptop?
Is there one? Probably. Will it allow you to import your miniDV tape based video from the camcorder to the computer? No.
Hopefully you have an available expansion slot in that laptop so you can add a proper firewire port.
USB-firewire adapter/converter/cable/hub things won’t work.