Sorry, yeah, I know this isn't 2008 but I'm still using a Canon HV30 anyway. Problem is firewire is dying and I don't know how to capture the video to computer anymore. Anyone have/had this problem and found solution?
For the life of me I can't figure out why there isn't a hardware manufacturer making a Thunderbolt hub available for purchase. [more inside]
Looking for an audio interface to take 4 analog line inputs and allow me to record them digitally. [more inside]
I've spent hours trying to get the Canon HV40 to work over firewire to Skype! ANY help is greatly appreciated.... [more inside]
I'm looking for bus-powered portable Firewire drives that daisy chain correctly. Desired size is 1 terabyte. [more inside]
I need a firewire to USB converter to import some old and precious MiniDV video to a MacBook Air using the camcorder. Does such a thing really exist? [more inside]
What is gonna be my best mac based workflow for editing this documentary I'm working on? details inside [more inside]
I like to keep my home office incredibly devoid of machine noise. To that end, other than my sound system (where I choose the noise), my workstation consists of 1.) A Mac mini running Lion Server on Raid 0 3.5" drives (2 x 500GB) and 2.)A Lacie quadra 1TB drive doing Firewire 800 Time Machine backups every hour (I put up with the Tsk, Tsk, Tsk, every hour without being annoyed). I need more storage, but don't want to increase the (lack of) noise factor... [more inside]
I'm hooking up a gaming console to my Mac Pro, via a FW Miglia Director's Cut Take Two, which is apparently natively recognized as a camcorder by OS X. What app do I need to cleanly display the game on my screen? [more inside]
I've replaced an aging iMac with 3 external drives hanging off of it with a Macbook Pro with the same 3 external drives hanging off of it. The setup also includes a cable modem and a Time Capsule. Right now the drives are in daisychained Firewire mode. I'm looking for a way to connect the drives to my wifi network so I can eliminate the need to plug the first drive into the laptop? Staying with Firewire would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker.
While reading the iPod anniversary post, I remembered that I had a 2nd-gen iPod tucked away. It only has a Firewire port. My Macbook is long retired. If I buy a Firewire to USB adapter, will I be able to use the iPod as a hard disk? (And get the music files off it?) Will it charge the iPod? What is the best adapter (or brand) to buy? [more inside]
I'm probably doing it wrong, but what is the best way to rip DVD's and DVCAM tape to use with Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro? [more inside]
Can a Panasonic PV-GS120 be used for streaming video without a firewire port? Plus more questions! [more inside]
Can I set up usb connections, dvd/cd drives, and other computer stuff in separate rooms? Do usb and firewire, and dvd/cd drive outlets exist that can be mounted in wall-boxes? [more inside]
Very annoying noise in monitor speakers following connection of external firewire sound card to new Mac Book Pro. Is it "ground hum"? Don't think so. [more inside]
What are my options for connecting a bunch of legacy SCSI devices to a current Mac? [more inside]
I do occasional audio recording with GarageBand. I just recently upgraded from a G4 tower to an Intel iMac w/Snow Leopard. I settled for analog audio in through the mic input on the G4 but I think I want to step up to digital input. I have an analog mixer, tube preamps, effects pedals, etc. so I don't need to have them in the audio interface. Midi I/O would also be nice but not necessary. What are my choices in a basic 2-channel Firewire(800)/USB(2.0) audio interface?
I'm the "everything that runs on electricity" technical advisor for a local band. We're in the process of wrapping up the first CD, and the recording set up is killing us. Am I missing something here with the Presonus Firestudio? How can we just finish editing the CD without it crashing every hour? [more inside]
I would like to route standard def DVD playback straight into iMovie on the cheap. I have a FireWire 2007 MacBook. Thinking about an obsolete, second-hand DV camera (and connecting DVD player to it), but don't know what models to look for. I'm also open to suggestions for software or other hardware. Please help me work out what I really need. [more inside]
Why can't I capture video from a Sony MiniDV camera's firewire (i.link) port? [more inside]
Macbook vs. Macbook Pro: are FireWire and the aluminum exterior worth the extra $200? Is there another difference I'm missing? [more inside]
Can I construct a good, reliable, working setup for recording demos for under $500? My MacBook Pro and Presonus Firebox are failing hard. [more inside]
Which budget audio interfaces work with XP and Snow leopard? Is there a clear best-in-class at the moment? [more inside]
I want to be able to record TV shows for both analogue and digital TV. I've done some research and have figured out that I basically have three options; a PVR, a PlayTV peripheral for my PS3 and last of all, a TV Capture Card for my laptop. I've done some research on all of these and have worked out some pros and cons but can't make up my mind. Help me decide what the best option is. [more inside]
Is there a speed difference between daisy-chaining firewire 800 devices, and hooking them up to a hub? [more inside]
Is there a way to ad firewire to this laptop computer i just bought? [more inside]
Help me find a non-AC-powered external drive. [more inside]
How does one hook up a sixteen channel firewire mixer to a late 2008 mac? No firewire input. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.
Where would you go to get a cheap iPhone/iPod wall charger and/or USB cable? [more inside]
I'm video recording a long event through software on my Mac, and am using a USB-connected Panasonic camcorder. Since I'll need an external drive for the files, should I choose a USB disk or Firewire disk, or does it matter? [more inside]
Do I really need firewire for mini-DV to computer transfers? [more inside]
how do i have my working macbook connect to my non functioning macbook's harddrive? when i did it in the past a firewire symbol was floating around the screen. [more inside]
How do I secure a FireWire ExpressCard/34 that jiggles around inside an ExpressCard 34/54 slot? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations on a 4-bay Firewire/USB2 RAID enclosure that works well with OS X. I'd also like to see recs for a eSATA equivalent, though I'm definitely leaning towards Firewire/USB2. Thanks!
How can I install Windows 7 (via Boot Camp or rEFIt) from an ISO? I think the Superdrive on my Macbook Pro (10.5.6) is on its last legs, because it ejects almost anything I put in it. (Meaning blank DVDs, and the DVD I burned of the ISO on my Windows XP desktop with ImgBurn). It's not extremely old (I got it refurbished on Christmas 2007), but still old enough to be out of warranty (at least I would think so). What I have available: 1tb My Book Firewire External Hard Drive 4gb 1st gen iPod Nano, that isn't even formatted as an iPod right now, so it's basically just a 4gb USB flash drive. I know I can boot from it if it's set up right, because I've been using it with this [more inside]
My white MacBook is in its death throes, and it's time to upgrade. Unfortunately, all my data is backed up to a FireWire drive, which the new MacBook doesn't support. What are my data transfer options, other than buying a MacBook Pro?
Caputuring HDV from a mini-DV cassette: what are my options? [more inside]
Possible solution to getting sound back on my MacBook? [more inside]
why are people freaking out and bemoaning the "removal of firewire" on the new macbooks and macbooks pros? they both still have a firewire 800 port. but nobody is specifically saying "they removed firewire 400!!". it's all "well now i'm never buying one of those since they totally killed firewire." and buying a firewire 400 to 800 cable or converter is under $20. am i missing something?
Is there some kind of adapter I can get that will let me plug a USB 2.0 item into a Firewire slot on a Mac Powerbook G4? [more inside]
External hard showing "weird". Better known as, sharing an external/portable hard drive between osx and winxp. [more inside]
I have an external firewire hard disk sitting on top on a powered monitor speaker on my desk here. Is this a terrible idea? Will it shorten the life of the drive? What's a safe distance? [more inside]
Totally boring firewire question: I had to reinstall windows xp, and now the system won't see my camcorder. [more inside]
Can I display my screen output via firewire? It'd be nice if I could play, say, netflix on-demand movies just by hooking up a firewire cable between my pc and my "converter box". [more inside]
Can I put firewire on a laptop if I don't have a PCMIA slot? [more inside]
Daisy-chaining my iPod to my ext. Firewire drive -- I can't seem to get this to work. [more inside]
I'm trying to simplify my computer wiring situation, and could use some strategic advice. I have a bunch of devices, and 3 machines. How can 2 (or preferably all 3) machines share all the peripherals? My little KVM doesn't quite cut it. [more inside]
What kind of transfer speeds should I be expecting from my new external Firewire 800 drive? [more inside]
Is my ThinkPad laptop capable of video capture? [more inside]
Help me configure the ultimate Mac OSX backup solution! [more inside]