Thunderbolt dock + Firewire video converter

borad

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Dec 13, 2013
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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?

(http://www.belkin.com/au/p/P-F4U055/)

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

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Jul 21, 2010
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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.
 

gpeden

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Nov 24, 2007
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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 :)

Cheers!
Glen
 

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