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FireWire

(ˈfaɪəˌwaɪə)
n
(Computer Science) trademark computing a proprietary name for the internationally agreed standard IEEE1394, a high-performance interface which allows for the connection of peripherals such as modems, printers, and mass storage devices
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The author suggests that IEEE P1394 (also known as FireWire, iLink, and other names) was not initially developed to be a hot pluggable interface ("...and FireWire standards were first developed; then the ability to hot-plug-and-play was added.").
Any DV or MiniDV device can be connected over the optional IEEE P1394 (FireWire) interface.

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