Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to Michel Boissonneault)
You're correct that there have been reports of Thunderbolt-FW adapter issues, although I can't give you any feedback from my own experience. If I were you, I would try to find a way to test the worklow and connection prior to purchasing the camera. Any HDV cam should suffice.
Fortunately, you have a good fallback solution in first being able to capture to legacy FCP – then importing to FCPX. (BTW, did you mean to type Final Cut Studio 3?)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2013 10:08 AM (in response to Michel Boissonneault)
I have a 15 in. Macbook Pro with Retina Display equipped with Thunderbolt ports and using the Apple Thunderbolt to FW 800 adapter and a FW800 to FW400 cable to my Sony FX1 I have been able to capture both HDV and DV footage without any problems whatsoever. I assume this same setup would work fine on a new iMac equipped with Thunderbolt ports.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2013 5:58 PM (in response to Russ H)
I already own the fx1, using it on my G5. The problem is not Final Cut Pro X, but the lack of FW ports on newest iMac and macbook, tuning any version of final cut.
I will bring my camcorder in the applestore to test it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2013 8:57 PM (in response to Michel Boissonneault)
I have used an 800 to Tbolt adapter to capture HDV on my MBPro late 2011 17".
This should work just like connecting to a firewire port.
I've heard of some iMac users having issues but it's not confirmed that all newer iMacs have issues.
Probably a one of system drama or dodgey cable.
As mentioned already, nothing beats a test drive at your local Apple Store.