This appendix describes the physical connections that you might have to make. It is provided to help those who may be unfamiliar recognize what the connectors are. I have purposely left off the pin assignments and signal descriptions because it is better to use store-bought cables than to make them up yourself—that is, unless you are building studios on a large scale.
Most of the connection diagrams are shown looking directly into the pins of the connector. Where it is helpful, a side view is also shown.
Table M-1 summarizes the kinds of signals you can expect to encounter.
FireWire equipment should carry the proper icon adjacent to the FireWire ...