how can i attach multiple cameras to my macbook pro?

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

  1. VIP4JC 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. electroshock 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. MWPULSE 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. VIP4JC 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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