Author Topic: Is it possible to connect an H5D (Firewire) to a Mc Book Pro 2017 (USB-C)  (Read 259 times)

Offline Juan Pascual Garrido

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Hello friends,

I have these two adapters, Firewire to Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt to Usb-C, but Phocus doesn´t recognise the camera. I suppose that´s because there are several technologies. Do you know if it´s possible to connect my H5D to my new laptop?

Thanks!



Offline Domip

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This should work, I use it daily. Use of original Apple adapters...

Offline Juan Pascual Garrido

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Thanks Domip! one of them is original, I must try with the other original too.

Best Regards,

Offline Hassilistic

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Hi JP, you must get this adapter dock for your new Mac
https://www.owcdigital.com/products/thunderbolt-3-dock


Offline Juan Pascual Garrido

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Thanks Hassilistic for this new option.

Offline Domip

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OWC's solution is good for in the studio... not practical in the field ! >:(

Offline jerome_m

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I have these two adapters, Firewire to Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt to Usb-C, but Phocus doesn´t recognise the camera. I suppose that´s because there are several technologies.

Presumably, the right-hand adapter is an USB-C to mini-displayport adapter. Mini-displayport and thunderbolt use the same connector, but are not the same thing. The original adapter from Apple should work. You'll notice that it is bulkier, as it contains more electronics.

Offline Juan Pascual Garrido

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Thanks a lot, jerome_m, I didn´t realize it´s not the same thing. :-)

Offline Juan Pascual Garrido

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I´ve bought today the adapter Thunderbolt 2 to USB-C and, as you said it works properly.

Thanks friends for your help!