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Old June 17th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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FCX and new Retina Macbook Pro with Firewire camera's ?

if some one can help me with this .. i am buying the new macbook pro (retina) with no fire wire port in it . i got a Canon XH-A1s which has fire wire port for video capture (video out) ... how can i capture video from XHA1s (or similar fire wire camera) with new macbook pro and FCX ? thanks
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Old June 17th, 2012, 10:24 PM   #2
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Re: FCX and new Retina Macbook Pro with Firewire camera's ?

You will need to wait for the Apple Thunderbolt to firewire 800 adapter due next month. Then use a 400-800 cable and it will work.

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Old June 19th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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Re: FCX and new Retina Macbook Pro with Firewire camera's ?

Or, if you can't wait, buy a Sonnet Echo adapter (Thunderbolt to Expresscard slot 34) and then buy a Sonnet firewire/expresscard 34 adapter-card. Will probably be a lot more expensive, but I don't know what your schedule is.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 10:49 PM   #4
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Re: FCX and new Retina Macbook Pro with Firewire camera's ?

Thunderbolt will be faster to storage, but don't forget there are a lot of cheap USB3 adapters to Firewire out there. Grab one for $30 and you should be good to go. Better yet, get a drive that can piggy back your camera since you will probably be dumping footage to an external drive instead of your laptop anyways.
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