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Issues Capturing with Final Cut Express

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liverpoolfc089 Calculating status...
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Oct 11, 2012 10:54 AM

Hi

 

I am currently having issues capturing with Final Cut Express. I am using a Firewire 800 gold speed cable 9pin/4pin with my Sony LSF-S58 camera. I use mini DV tapes and usually capture on other computers with no problems. However this time I am using Final Cut Express version 4.0.1 along with a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter so it'll connect with my MAC Book Pro (Operating system OS X 10.6.8). The issue is when I open Final Cut's capture option there is a message at the bottom that says "No Communicatin" I have tried various settings within easy set-up and nothing seems to work as well as browsing this help board along with others looking for the answer. Any help anyone can provide would be great. Thanks.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,370 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 11:10 AM (in response to liverpoolfc089)

    When I Google LSF-S58, I get a Sony Lens Hood, not a camera. Are you recording in HD or SD?

     

    Have you used the Thunderbolt to Firewire convertor successfully on your computer with other devices?

     

    Have you used the Thunderbolt port successfully with other Thunderbolt devices?

     

    I don't know if this is applicable to your computer, but there is a Thunderbolt software update for 10.6.8 here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1452?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    MtD

  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,560 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 1:42 PM (in response to liverpoolfc089)

    However this time I am using Final Cut Express version 4.0.1 along with a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter so it'll connect with my MAC Book Pro (Operating system OS X 10.6.8).

     

    Help us out here ... why are you using a Thunderbolt-to-FW adapter?  The 13" Mid-2010 MacBook Pro doesn't have a Thunderbolt port .. and I don't know of any camcorder that has a Thunderbolt interface.

     

    If your camcorder really does have Thunderbolt, exactly what model is it?

  • Hasanbh Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2012 6:47 AM (in response to liverpoolfc089)

    I have a bookpro retina with thunderbolt ports and no firewire 400 or 800.

     

    I have a mini-dv sony cam and bought a firewire 800 cable with  a Thunderbolt adapter to connect the cam to my bookpro and download some videos from it, yet no response from the bookpro at all. It doesnt recognize it completely.

     

    please advise

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