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Firewire 400

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MacRuler, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    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!
  2. macrumors P6


    There is no way to get FireWire on a MacBook Air. No adapters exist.
  3. macrumors 68020


    Actually, adapters do exist and are available at amazon
  4. macrumors P6


    They are not true adapters. They only work for a very few things and are slow and unreliable.
  5. macrumors 68020


    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!
  6. macrumors G3

    There are no adapters. There's only a video capture device for Windows which does not preserve the original quality.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    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.

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