New MBP and video camera problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thouts, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. thouts macrumors regular

    thouts

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    Hello. Got the new MBP and now i guess i'm hurting for the old firewire 400. I usually hooked up my video camera up from the camera to my seagate external drive via firewire 400...then out from my seagate drive to my computer FW400 to FW400. I went thru the drive so I could store the capture scratch on my external. Anyway with the new MBP i lost 400 and didn't have a 400 to 800 cable yet. So I went from the camera to the external same as always, but then used to seagates USB port to go to the MBP's USB port. Neither iMovie or Final Cut recognized a camera attached. I guess you cant use USB?

    So today I got a 400 to 800 cable. Going to try that. Any other recommendations if this doesn't work? Or do you think it will work fine now?
     
  2. njkev macrumors newbie

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    Dec 7, 2008
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    is FW800 any different (other than faster)?

    I assume that an adapter or new cable will solve the problem, else Apple just obsoleted a lot of legacy FW400 devices and videocams.

    (meanwhile I am torn betw an old MBP on the cheap - and with a hot 8600 GPU - or the new MBP which should offer some performance advantages :confused: )
     

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