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

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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?
     
  2. ctyhntr macrumors 6502

    ctyhntr

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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.
     
  3. gpeden macrumors regular

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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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