Using a laptop with industrial cameras can be challenging. Below is some advice:
Laptop usage => 4-pin to 6-pin 1394 connector and power supply.
This is a cable with an adapter from the Laptop 4-pin connector to a 6-pin connector with an external power supply to power the other 2 pins.
Go to => www.ntcdistributing.com
Industrial cameras are notoriously difficult to use with laptops for another reason, memory. Most laptops share video memory resources with the System Memory. There is basically one memory system that is shared by both the system and video. This causes conflict during periods of heavy video resource use. It is typically seen as chopped video or awkward video movements during display. Desktop computers generally have a video card or video on the motherboard that has its own video memory system. Some of the latest laptops built for gaming or media experiences do in fact have separate video memory systems and these are highly recommended.