Firewire/compatibility problems with Mac Pro and Sony

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ringoya, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. ringoya macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a mac pro (2-quad-core 2.8Ghz) and have 2 pro cameras PD170 and HVRZ1J (Sony models). I want to capture my video but I can't get OSX to register the cameras. It is as thought I didn't plug them in...nothing.
    I checked the firewire...my external hard drive works with the port and wire.
    I tried the cameras on my SONY laptop...and they worked fine on Windows.

    I thought that perhaps it was the driver, but I can't find a driver for Sony anywhere for these cameras at sony or apple.com
    Then I thought it was the firewire 400/800 compatibility. But I don't think that is such an issue, or at least couldn't find much information anywhere to say. I wonder what I can do -- I am totally lost and in a bind since this show is supposed to be on TV in 2 weeks. I wonder if my timing to make the change to Mac was not so good...HELP!

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and I thank you so much for reading my long thread.
     
  2. ringoya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple Store's response

    The Apple store told me that the Mac Pro's system was bad and that I should use Apple are and order a new one. I guess if there isn't a fix, I'll have to do just that.
    On top of the firewire dilema, I also have trouble with Final Cut Pro 6 loading up. It doesn't initiate, but that's another thread, I guess.
     

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