I have the following situation:
I have a camera with a mini-DV port, and a cable which brings the mini-DV to FireWire 400. The only problem is that I need to ultimately get from the mini-DV port to the FireWire 800 port on my MacBook Pro.
Unfortunately, FW 400 != FW 800, as I found out trying to shove a 400 into an 800. It just doesn't work.
I was thinking that I could have an old iMac G4 (two FW 400 ports) somehow 'forward' one of the ports to the other, because I have an FW 400 > 800 cable.
Is this possible, or is there a better way?