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On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 1:29 PM, Kate Ewald <>

> Gene,
> I had a similar issue recently.  I haven't been able to find a Thunderbolt
> to 4-pin Firewire cable anywhere.
> To my knowledge, the only Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter that exists is
> for 9-pin Firewire (it goes for about $30.00 at Apple stores).  I then use
> a 9-pin to 4-pin Firewire cable to connect to my DV deck or DV camera.
>  There are definitely other combinations of adapters that are possible, but
> this system seems to be one of the most efficient solutions, and has been
> working very well for me.
> I'm finding that Apple has been increasingly poor at supporting 4 or 6 pin
> Firewire cables as they continue to add more bells & whistles.  Their new
> laptops don't even have DVD/CD disk drives anymore.  Their new display
> options are "easier," yet less specific, hold far fewer possibilities, and
> give the user less agency in fine-tuning for projection.  Once Apple
> changes to their new audio output in lieu of mini cables and outsources
> most of their storage to Cloud-based models, I feel like they might
> alienate their original core audience - artists/designers/musicians/film &
> video makers.  I understand that we need to "change with the times," but
> the cost is very high and holds danger for losing significant quality and
> control.  I might be opening a can of worms here, but it's something I've
> been struggling with a lot lately as a maker and as an exhibitor.
> Aside from that tangent: good luck, Gene!
> Cheers,
> Kate Ewald
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