how can i attach multiple cameras to my macbook pro?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by VIP4JC, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2009
    so i am doing video recording for a small church.

    i found a software(thanks to the people that posted to my other message) that will allow me to have 4 video sources.

    so now i am trying to find out how can i connect the cameras to my macbook to be able to assign them the right number.

    i have two HD 120gighd sony camcorders.
    and one HD mini dv sony camcorder.

    these are the ones that i need to connect.

    is there a hardware component that i need to buy?

    thanks a lot for all the help.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    How do the camcorders connect to the MB? USB or Firewire? My guess is you might need to purchase a Firewire or USB hub, depending on how they hook up.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 27, 2008
    i think your in the wrong forum, this is Digi Audio, try the digi Video next time :)

    But anyways assuming you have USB on the cameras then thats the way, but you probably wont be able to use a hub, due to bit rate issues, so if you have a firewire camera and 2 usb ones, thats what you can connect. Theres only 2 USB and a firewire 400, there is also a FW800 on the older models, not too sure if they discontinued the FW400 on the uni Macbook pros see?

  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2009
    yes i am sorry i put this on the wrong forum.

    i will repost it in the video one.


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