This might be the right time to look at Nick Briz's elegant address to apple.
http://nickbriz.com/applecomputers/ On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 1:29 PM, Kate Ewald <katherine.ew...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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 > > _______________________________________________ > FrameWorks mailing list > FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com > https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks > >
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