Easily connect your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to a FireWire device with the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer, giving you a FireWire 800 port that supplies up to 7W for bus-powered peripherals like hard drives and audio devices.
What's in the Box?
- Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter with built-in Thunderbolt cable
- OS X v10.7.4 or later
- Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer
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I have a Sony Hi 8 video camera. How do I transfer the video to my MacBook Pro 13 Retina with Thunderbolt?
- Asked by Dan K from Des Moines
You need a few items to make this work.
Firstly you need the thunderbolt to firewire adapter, then You need a few items to make this work.
Firstly you need the thunderbolt to firewire adapter, then you need either a firewire 800 to 4 pin firewire cable OR a standard Sony iLink firewire 400 cable and a 800 to 400 adapter.
I already had the Sony iLink 400 cable so went with the 800 to 400 adapter.
Connect everything together and put the camera into playback/VCR mode. Open whatever Mac video program you're using (iMovie 9/Final Cut Pro X work fine) then go to capture and a window will open allowing you to control the camera from the program.
Look at the specifics for the program you are using.
My camera is a Sony PCR100 Hi8 camera from early 2001 and this method works perfectly with my 2013 iMac. …
- Answered by Colin E
can i use this cable (firewire to thunderbolt) for my m audio 610 audio card?
- Asked by Michalis E
I seen your post and tried it out because I was curious as well about this. I have a maxed out 2011 I seen your post and tried it out because I was curious as well about this. I have a maxed out 2011 iMac with a Digi003 Factory Console. I switched from my native Firewire port and used the adapter to go thunderbolt. I launched a Pro Tools session and received a "hardware buffer underflow" error message every time i tried to playback and no matter how high I set the playback engine buffer sample it still occurred. I switched back to my native port and problem solved, everything was back to normal. I hope this helps. …
- Answered by Dominick C from Simpsonville
Can I use adapter from iMac with Thunderbolt to an external ac powered Firewire hard drive?
- Asked by John D from Hillsboro
Yes, that is the intention of this adapter.
- Answered by Kevin W from San Antonio