[teknoids] Older firewire miniDV camera on a newer MacBook Pro

Soteriou, Nefeli soteriou at buffalo.edu
Fri Apr 26 15:42:26 EDT 2013

Sometimes old technology and new simply does not work.
But try this, if you are into experimenting.
You may combine an old visual source to another to the new mac,
Take the signal out from the old source to another source to reach to the

Does that make sense? Hope it helps

-- Nefeli Soteriou
Associate for Instructional Production Services
Charles B. Sears Library, Koren AV Center
Law Library Room 441
University at Buffalo
Buffalo NY 14260


On 4/26/13 3:26 PM, "Elmer Masters" <emasters at cali.org> wrote:

>Thanks for the reply.
>The Internet is peppered with "answers" like this that are merely
>reciting the instructions on how to connect a camera to a MBP.
>Connecting it isn't the problem. I suspect that the FireWire 800 ports
>are not as backwards compatible as Apple would lead us to believe.
>I'm testing for possible use for live streaming, so using something
>Parallels is out. It would be better to just use a Windows laptop.
>I was hoping that someone on the list  (there are 1100 or so you)
>would have some practical advice even if it is "That won't work".
>On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Jonathan Ezor <jezor at tourolaw.edu> wrote:
>> Elmer,
>> Have you seen/tried this?
>> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20121202113051AA6uEFx
>> Also, I'm not all that familiar with modern versions of the MacBook
>>Pro, but does it have an older compatibility mode for OS X? As an
>>alternative, do you have Parallels Desktop on the MacBook Pro, which
>>might allow you to import the files under Windows? {Jonathan}
>Elmer R. Masters
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>Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
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