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MacRuler
Mar 11, 2011, 05:21 PM
how would i go about connecting a video camera with firewire 400 to a macbook air? is there adapters? what would be the cheapest method. thanks!



Intell
Mar 11, 2011, 05:24 PM
There is no way to get FireWire on a MacBook Air. No adapters exist.

michael.lauden
Mar 11, 2011, 05:36 PM
Actually, adapters do exist and are available at amazon (****************e47iJ)

Intell
Mar 11, 2011, 05:41 PM
They are not true adapters. They only work for a very few things and are slow and unreliable.

michael.lauden
Mar 11, 2011, 05:43 PM
They are not true adapters. They only work for a very few things and are slow and unreliable.

It still is an adapter, and is still available. Of course USB 2.0, especially through an adapter, won't carry the same FW400/800 speeds (duh) :D.

At least he can still use his video camera with his MacBook Air!

cube
Mar 11, 2011, 05:50 PM
There are no adapters. There's only a video capture device for Windows which does not preserve the original quality.

GekkePrutser
Mar 11, 2011, 05:53 PM
Actually, adapters do exist and are available at amazon (****************e47iJ)

There's no USB to Firewire adapter in that list. Just a whole bunch of other adapters and cables, including some mislabeled stuff (like that "USB/1.1 Firewire to Serial" cable, that doesn't have Firewire at all).

However I can imagine someone offering a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter in the future though. But then you'd still need a MBA with Thunderbolt of course.