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about connecting an analog-digital DV converter

by Babil / August 28, 2012 3:26 PM PDT

I have a Canopus ADVC-100 video converter. I have been using it with my old iMac flat panel but now I have a MacBookPro.
The Fire Wire cable of the Canopus is 6pin-4pin, (either can be plugged into the computer).
The problem is: the MacBookPro's Fire Wire is 800 (does it mean 8pin ?), so I cannot connect the converter.
Is there a cable to link the 4pin/or 6pin ends to the FireWire800 of the MacBook ?
If not... well... what could I do ?

thank you for any tip !

MacBookPro 13 inches - late 2011 - 2.4 Ghz- Intel core i5
Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 - Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 (11ES3)

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Not only is there a convertor
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 28, 2012 9:38 PM PDT

there is also a cable with Firewire 400 on one end and 800 on the other.

No problem with connectivity there.

Take a look at for the cable


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thank you !
by Babil / August 29, 2012 11:15 AM PDT
Grin Hello and thank you !
canopus warns about using other cables than theirs from the box but I guess I just have to try...

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These cables are very cheap.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 29, 2012 9:45 PM PDT
In reply to: thank you !

You may want to look at the 800 to 400 adapter as well.

Then you can use the Canopus cable and keep them happy!


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