Thunderbolt dock + Firewire video converter

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by borad, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. borad, Dec 28, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2013

    borad macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2013
    I have an old Canopus ADVC-100 that takes analog video and exports to your choice of video-editing program via Firewire.

    Question: would that work through a Thunderbolt Dock such as the Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock?


    EDIT: am I right in understanding the (much-cheaper!) Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter will work?
  2. ctyhntr macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
    I'm using the Apple Firewire to Thunderbolt adapter to hook up two Canon HV20s to my MBP 2011. The first is connected through the native firewire, and second through Thunderbolt.

    I tried hooking up both cameras through firewire repeater/hubs with no success. Only one camera can be online (usually the last one powered on), and I get frequent 'freezes'. Using the adapter, I can switch between both cameras without any freezes.
  3. gpeden macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2007
    Hi there,

    I am quite interested in any success stories with the Canopus product using the TB port. This weekend I dragged out my old DataVideo DAC-100 and tried it on my MBA TB port with a TB->FW800 adapter->FW-400 adapter cord and it did not work. But the unit was getting a little flaky a way back and I can't remember if it still worked properly with my old MBP.

    And just to add to the challenge, my DVD writer/VHS combo failed (eats tapes and ejects).

    I'm thinking about getting the Canopus and a new VCR, but would hate to see it not work :)


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