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Will old Canopus ADVC-100 work on 2010...

PostMon Jun 27, 2011 6:39 pm

HI There

I am running 10.6.8, have a 2010 imac 27" with 8gb ram

 

I want to start importing my video footage into either imovie or FCP connecting an old VHS to my Canopus ADVC-100 and then the Canopus to the mac

 

I am guessing i just need a firewire converter or something? Can someone advise which cable i need?
The Canopus has the small and normal firewire ports of the past (see manual here: http://finearts.uvic.ca/sim/equipment/manuals/_av_convert/advc100.pdf)

 

I haven't had any need for this new firewire port on the back and wondered if i invested in a firewire converter it would work or whether the hardware is too old for the imac?

 

Sorry if this is a daft question

 

regards..

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Re:Will old Canopus ADVC-100 work on 2010...

PostMon Jun 27, 2011 6:55 pm

For what it's worth I'm using the ADVC-55 with a 2011 27" iMac without problems.  As I think the inside is almost the same for all of the ADVC's I can't see why it shouldn't work.

 

You don't need a converter, just a 9-pin to 6-pin firewire cable.

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Re:Will old Canopus ADVC-100 work on 2010...

PostMon Jun 27, 2011 7:26 pm

Really!! Simple as that

I had read somewhere online that there were snow leopard conflicts with the ADVC when it came out, so wasnt sure if it was resolved!

 

A 9 pin to 6 pin connecter i will search for now! I remember they were called Firewire 400 and Firewire 600 back in the day....

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Re:Will old Canopus ADVC-100 work on 2010...

PostMon Jun 27, 2011 8:59 pm

I'm not sure why there would be conflicts.  The ouput of the ADVC is pure DV video, that's the beauty of the ADVC, it doesn't need any proprietary drivers or capture applications like most USB solutions do, so it isn't really OS dependent in any way.  As long as your application understands DV cameras you should be OK.  I've used my ADVC-55 with Snow Leopard before and am now using it with Lion, with iMovie.

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Re:Will old Canopus ADVC-100 work on 2010...

PostMon Jun 27, 2011 9:06 pm

That cable is very similar to the one I'm using.
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Re: Will old Canopus ADVC-100 work on 2010...

PostMon Oct 06, 2014 12:08 am

Hey, sorry to revisit this. But I am working on a Mac Mini that is currently running on Mavericks 10.9.2 and I was wondering, if I downgrade it to 10.8 will my ADVC-100 work with it? I have called Canopus and they no longer provide support on this issue. I am simply looking to upgrade a video rig for Live Streaming but unfortunately, they don't have the money to upgrade the whole rig. So I figured that a new computer would help. Currently, it doesn't even recognize it when connected with Mavericks.

Thanks for your help!


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