USB-Firewire adapter for MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ACfly, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. ACfly macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2007
    Is there such thing as a USB-Firewire adapter? I have some files stored in a Firewire Disk that I need access to. Unfortunately, MBA does not have firewire, and I dont have my other computer with me to do remote/shared disk. can someone here help?
  2. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    No USB/FW adapter. Without another computer or means of getting data on to something the Air can read I'm at a loss.

    Hopefully there's a genius out there who can come to your aid.:)
  3. AC Rempt macrumors 6502

    AC Rempt

    Feb 24, 2008
  4. matthewHUB macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    i asked this a while ago. Apparently firewire and USB are fundamentally different technologies, and the way the write data is not the same. that drive adapter the guy posted above seems to be the only thing i've seen.. if it can do what you need.
  5. darrin649 macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2009
    no firewire on macbook- use memory card reader?

    To import HDV to a mac without firewire, wouldn't a memory card reader designed for the HDV camera solve this problem without sacrificing video quality/dropping frames?

    I'm desperately trying to find a way around this problem without having to upgrade to a whole new computer. PLEASE HELP!
  6. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    You should probably start a new thread ... but I'll bite.

    HDV is normally (always???) recorded onto digital tapes. There are no readers for HDV tapes. You will need FW to capture the video.

    What Mac do you have? Depending on what you have, you might want to look at the BlackMagic line of products. Note - I have not used these products, but they might be able to do what you need.
  7. mangrove macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    FL, USA
    Just happen to realize we should ask what do you mean by a "Firewire Disk"?

    I was thinking that you can maybe take out the bare drive and put it into an enclosure with a USB port and a FW port for later use once back home.

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