Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 2:53 PM (in response to MagicNews)
Well, if Firewire is the only way you may be out of luck unless you can find a Firewire > Thunderbolt converter. Firewire is not native to the Retina Macbook Pros as listed in their specs:
Looks like the Apple Store should sell the necessary adapter:
Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter (sold separately)
$29 USD - If the link does not work, do a search at the Apple Store for Firewire to Thunderbolt and it should show up.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 3:34 PM (in response to sdpitbull)
Hi, and thanks so much for your help and advice. It may be the solution I'm looking for, as yet to try it out. On my desktop it's easy enough with FireWire straight into cs5.
For a new product with bells n whistles, as in the new MacBook pro, Apple must have had a reason ( design or otherwise), not to make it as easy, to upload video from an camera.
An adapter however is easy enough, and could be an elegant solution... Why buy
two FireWire cables...
Thanks again for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 3:54 PM (in response to MagicNews)
Hi, I am in the exact same situation with a new 15 inch Macbook Pro Retina and Canon xha1. which uses a miniature firewire 410, as it is a tape based camera. I, too, purchased the firewire to thunderbolt adapter, but I had to convert the firewire 410 to firewire 800 first, and then that feeds into the firewire converter to the thunderbolt port. However my camera is neither recognized by Final Cut X, or by iMovie. Am I missing something? BTW, I'm using the trial Final Cut X, as I don't want to purchase something that won't work.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2013 7:49 AM (in response to Peter Hiscano)
im actually having the same problem! Canon XHA1, i have a 2011 27" imac with 20gb ram and an externall thunderbolt drive running osx 10.7.5 and im using adobe premire cs6. no matter what settings i choose my camera is still not recognized by my imac or adobe or final cut...
any advise would be greatly appreciated!!!!