Most DV cameras have a 4 pin firewire card. If your DVD recorder's DV IN socket is the same size as your DV Cam then a 4 pin to 4 pin DV lead is required. If your DVD Recorder's DV IN port is larger then a 4 pin to 6 pin DV cable is required.
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Sony TRV33e : Sony TRV310e : Canon XM2
Sony Vegas Studio editions to v11
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