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Why does no one manufacture a Thunderbolt hub?

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]
posted by LoRichTimes on Jul 30, 2014 - 7 answers

Audio interface x 4 channels?

Looking for an audio interface to take 4 analog line inputs and allow me to record them digitally. [more inside]
posted by BillMcMurdo on Jun 18, 2014 - 9 answers

Can I use the Canon VIXIA HV40 camcorder for skype?

I've spent hours trying to get the Canon HV40 to work over firewire to Skype! ANY help is greatly appreciated.... [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Mar 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Looking for portable Firewire drives that daisy chain correctly

I'm looking for bus-powered portable Firewire drives that daisy chain correctly. Desired size is 1 terabyte. [more inside]
posted by alms on Jan 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Can I control a FireWire camcorder via USB?

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]
posted by gazole on Jul 28, 2012 - 9 answers

this is my shot at an emmy. Don't fuck it up.

What is gonna be my best mac based workflow for editing this documentary I'm working on? details inside [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Jul 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me keep my Workstation quiet!!

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]
posted by Rafaelloello on May 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me display Playstation on my Mac

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]
posted by stewiethegreat on Mar 12, 2012 - 3 answers

How Do I Connect 3 External Drives To My WiFi Network?

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.
posted by justcorbly on Nov 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Firewire to USB

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]
posted by chavenet on Oct 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Best workflow for DVD to Premiere and Final Cut

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]
posted by wcfields on May 24, 2011 - 4 answers

connect pv-gs120 without firewire

Can a Panasonic PV-GS120 be used for streaming video without a firewire port? Plus more questions! [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on Apr 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Do usb and firewire outlets exist?

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]
posted by Tchad on Feb 3, 2011 - 11 answers

I'm picking up bad vibrations...

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]
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots on Oct 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Legacy SCSI to current Mac - how?

What are my options for connecting a bunch of legacy SCSI devices to a current Mac? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Sep 10, 2010 - 14 answers

Basic audio interface for Intel iMac

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?
posted by tommasz on Aug 2, 2010 - 5 answers

I just want to finish this CD, Presonus.

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]
posted by niles on Jul 22, 2010 - 8 answers

A cheap analogue-video-to-iMovie solution sought for FireWire MacBook owner

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]
posted by galaksit on Jun 25, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I get computers to recognize Sony MiniDV Camera?

Why can't I capture video from a Sony MiniDV camera's firewire (i.link) port? [more inside]
posted by sswiller on Mar 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Which apple should I bite?

Macbook vs. Macbook Pro: are FireWire and the aluminum exterior worth the extra $200? Is there another difference I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Feb 22, 2010 - 17 answers

Recording Demos and Songs, without pulling my hair out?

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]
posted by tmcw on Feb 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Which budget audio interfaces work with XP and Snow leopard?

Which budget audio interfaces work with XP and Snow leopard? Is there a clear best-in-class at the moment? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Jan 13, 2010 - 3 answers

What's My Best Option to Record Analogue and Digital TV?

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]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jan 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Firewire Hub Vs. Daisy Chain

Is there a speed difference between daisy-chaining firewire 800 devices, and hooking them up to a hub? [more inside]
posted by bump on Jan 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Can i add firewire to this laptop?

Is there a way to ad firewire to this laptop computer i just bought? [more inside]
posted by djduckie on Dec 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me find a external drive that doesn't plug in for power

Help me find a non-AC-powered external drive. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Dec 26, 2009 - 9 answers

How does one hook up a sixteen channel firewire mixer to a mac?

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.
posted by johannahdeschanel on Nov 4, 2009 - 6 answers

I Ch-Ch-Charge you

Where would you go to get a cheap iPhone/iPod wall charger and/or USB cable? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on Oct 2, 2009 - 8 answers

USB or Firewire for Maximum Efficiency?

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]
posted by j-dawg on Aug 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Do slower transfer speeds reduce the total amount of data transfered?

Do I really need firewire for mini-DV to computer transfers? [more inside]
posted by oddman on Jul 11, 2009 - 5 answers

mac to mac

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]
posted by andywolf on Jun 4, 2009 - 6 answers

My ExpressCard slot is too wide.

How do I secure a FireWire ExpressCard/34 that jiggles around inside an ExpressCard 34/54 slot? [more inside]
posted by frenetic on Apr 12, 2009 - 3 answers

4-bay Firewire/USB2 RAID enclosure for OS X?

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!
posted by xmutex on Mar 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Installing Windows 7 on a MBP with a non-working DVD drive

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]
posted by N2O1138 on Mar 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Transfering FireWire data to a new MacBook?

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?
posted by jed on Feb 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Caputuring HDV from a mini-DV cassette: what are my options?

Caputuring HDV from a mini-DV cassette: what are my options? [more inside]
posted by adipocere on Feb 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Help my MacBook make sound again!

Possible solution to getting sound back on my MacBook? [more inside]
posted by zacharyseibert on Nov 8, 2008 - 8 answers

give us firewire or give us death!

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?
posted by dithmer on Oct 17, 2008 - 12 answers

Do I have to get a new computer to get an iPhone?

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]
posted by mccxxiii on Jul 8, 2008 - 12 answers

How many hard drives does it take, before WinXP can see them?

External hard showing "weird". Better known as, sharing an external/portable hard drive between osx and winxp. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Jun 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Speaker vs Hard Disk

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]
posted by armoured-ant on May 9, 2008 - 8 answers

Firewire Won't Detect Camcorder

Totally boring firewire question: I had to reinstall windows xp, and now the system won't see my camcorder. [more inside]
posted by muckster on Apr 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Can I output my screen display via firewire?

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]
posted by razdrez on Mar 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Firewire for laptop

Can I put firewire on a laptop if I don't have a PCMIA slot? [more inside]
posted by TigerCrane on Mar 5, 2008 - 7 answers

How to daisy-chain an iPod to my ext. FireWire drive?

Daisy-chaining my iPod to my ext. Firewire drive -- I can't seem to get this to work. [more inside]
posted by kchristidis on Feb 20, 2008 - 6 answers

How to share loads of peripherals between two or more computers.

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]
posted by swift on Feb 8, 2008 - 13 answers

Why are transfers to my external firewire drive so slow?

What kind of transfer speeds should I be expecting from my new external Firewire 800 drive? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jan 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Video capture on a ThinkPad T42?

Is my ThinkPad laptop capable of video capture? [more inside]
posted by stleric on Jan 13, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me configure the ultimate Mac OSX backup solution.

Help me configure the ultimate Mac OSX backup solution! [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on Dec 20, 2007 - 4 answers

Need to transfer lots of data from old internal drives to new external drive.

I have two IDE hard drives in my closet, and I need to get the info on them into a new external drive. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Dec 4, 2007 - 4 answers

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