Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 3:22 PM (in response to Steven Alexander2)
No they didn't, but the list is not exhaustive.
iMovie 11 - cameras supported:
iMovie 9 - cameras supported:
iMovie 8 Camcorders supported:
Digital camera RAW formats supported by OS X Lion:
Digital camera RAW formats supported by OS X Snow Leopard:
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2013 7:21 AM (in response to Steven Alexander2)
The most likely problems are:
1. A bad FW cable or adapter (very common)
2. Connecting other external FW devices the same time as your Elura 100 (very common)
3. A bad FW interface in your Elura 100 (more likely than a bad FW port in two different Macs)
It has nothing to do with different versions of OS X. Many people (myself included) have used many different miniDV/FW camcorders on different Macs from Panther all the way to Mt. Lion without problems.
The Elura 100 is a vanilla miniDV camcorder, there is no reason to think it's any different from other models, ... except it's possible your particular Elura 100 has a FW problem. Getting the same error message on two different Macs ("Unable to List FireWire Devices") would seem to indicate the problem is with your cable or camcorder. Exactly where/when do you see this error message?
Exactly what cable(s) and/or adapters are you using? FW is backward compatible, meaning that 9-pin (FW800), 6-pin (FW400) and 4-pin (generic speed, usually not higher than FW100) all work with one another provided the cables and/or adapters are good. Unfortunately some manufacturers still make crappy cables.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2013 10:43 AM (in response to MartinR)
Thanks for your responses guys.
I will try another cable.
I don't connect anything else besides the camera.
FW on camera works on a WinXP Pro SP3 laptop that has a built-in 4pin FW port so that rules out a bad fw port on the camcorder.
FW on the MAC's detects my FW HDD w/o a problem so that rules out a bad fw port on the MAC. Besides, I get the same "Unable to List Firewire devices" error on both my MBP and iMAC.
The error is stated in the "About This MAC-More Info-Hardware-FireWire" section. I get the spinning ballon then the error appears in red fonts. It appears ONLY when I connect the Elura 100.
The cable I use is a 9pin to 4pin I purchased from BestBuy. The manufacturer is Rocketfish. I have just read some reviews of that cable and three Reviewers said it does not work for this purpose. They purchased another brand of cable that did work but they did not say what brand.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2013 7:50 PM (in response to MartinR)
I purchased a Gigaware 9pin to 4pin fw cable from Radio Shack and it worked. I don't know what the Rocketfish fw cable I purchased is used for but it does not work with a Canon Elura 100 and my MAC's. I wish I had another device that had a 4pin port cause I want to see if the Rocketfish cable would work on that. But I don't so it's going back to BestBuy and I'm getting my $24.99 back for sure. Thanks MartinR
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