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Where to obtain an i.LINK (IEEE 1394) cable to connect a digital device to a computer.

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Depending on the i.LINK (IEEE 1394) ports available on the computer and digital device being connected, either a 4-pin to 4-pin cable, 4-pin to 6-pin cable or 4-pin to 9-pin cable will be needed. Go to Parts and Accessories.  

The part numbers are as follows:

  • The Sony 4-pin to 4-pin cable is part number VMC-IL4415.
  • The Sony 4-pin to 6-pin cable is part number VMC-IL4615.

Sony does not make a 9-4 pin i.LINK cable, but you can normally purchase these cables from online electronics retail web sites such as Apple Store® or a local electronics retail store.


  • Refer to the specific product manuals to determine the i.LINK cable most appropriate for the connection.
  • Sony is not able to provide compatibility information for third-party parts or accessories.
  • The 4-pin i.LINK cables do not have power and require the connected device to have independent power sources. 6-pin i.LINK cables have two extra wires and can provide power from a computer to a connected device.
  • All Sony digital camcorders have a 4-pin i.LINK connection.
  • The i.LINK technology will operate at the speed of the slowest connected device.