If you have a MacBook Pro, then there is a 9-pin firewire port, not a 6-pin that you might be looking for. If you have one of the couple of models of MacBook (or a MacBook Air), then there may be no firewire port.
Before we move forward, it would be best to clarify which Apple laptop you are using.
My macbook pro does not have firewire only usb.. i can't seem to get my laptop to recognize my camcorder. Please help. Speak simply i am not a computer expert. My camcorder is PV GS65 it seems to have both a mini usb port and a DV slot. And i have imovie 08... Help me please