A Few HD Connections

There are quite a few HD connections that are in use. These are several of the more popular ones.


FireWire, although technically not an HD connection, has been around for quite a while; FireWire was originally used for DV input and output. With the advent of HDV, the incredible format of HD, and a bitrate equal to that of DV, FireWire has now been put into double duty, being used as a DV conduit and an HDV input/output pipeline.

Figure A-1 FireWire, developed by Apple computer, is a commonly used way to import and export HDV files.


Figure A-2 This D-shaped six-pin FireWire connector is often used to connect external ...

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