2 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2013 7:36 AM by MartinR
drumthumb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is there a firewire cable available which will allow me to breakout the audio and video from my macbook? I'm looking for one cable which will allow a separate hookup to video, and a separate hookup to audio.

mbpro17, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 4G ram
  • 1. Re: Firewire breakout cable
    sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)

    You need special software for that. Google, "firewire separate video and audio."

  • 2. Re: Firewire breakout cable
    MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,610 points)

    No such cable.   You could do this with a Firewire based camcorder that supports AV/DV passthrough, or an analog/digital converter like a GrassValley AVDC 110.  But your source video would need to be DV and you would need to play it in iMovie or Final Cut in order to get video & audio output via firewire.


    The bigger question is, what is the source video you want to play, and why do you want to connect a/v externally via FireWire?