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    Macbook pro for leaf user... ?

    While searching a good solution to connect my leaf Aptus II 7 to a Macbook retina... firewire missing on retina...
    i've just find out, that while the 2.6 Macbook pro with 1GB GDDR5 memory
    isn't there anymore...
    In fact you can still compose one...

    MacBook pro ( non retina) :
    2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB GDDR5 memory
    MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Antiglare Widescreen Display
    DVD, Firewire800, thunderbolt, USB3...
    and i can ad third party ram = 16Go
    and put my Samsung SSD inside !

    Retina is probably the future, but from my point of view, this non retina macbook have more potential in a pro environment...

    did i miss something except reflexion with the retina screen ?
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    Re: Macbook pro for leaf user... ?

    I believe that you can use the thunderbolt>fw adapter with the leaf back and retina mbp. But you should ask a dealer to confirm that...but it's comes down to do you want smaller/lighter or more customization, I think.

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    Re: Macbook pro for leaf user... ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshMerwin View Post
    I believe that you can use the thunderbolt>fw adapter with the leaf back and retina mbp. But you should ask a dealer to confirm that...but it's comes down to do you want smaller/lighter or more customization, I think.

    You could use it, but you don't have the option of forcing battery power for the Aptus-II 7, so you're reliant on the Thunderbolt>Firewire signal, which by itself, has been shown to be not robust for consistent, sustained connection. This means you could go Retina with Thunderbolt>Firewire Adapter, but would likely need to bulk up your tethering with a powered firewire hub.

    Like so:

    https://captureintegration.com/store...e-powered-hub/


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    Re: Macbook pro for leaf user... ?

    Thanks Steve !
    i'm aware of that, but using it in the field is not that easy... the safe way seems to be by using a quantum turbo 3 battery pack and a SD16 cable that will powered the repeater.
    Retina} thunderbolt to firewire } firewire to firewire } repeater } firewire to firewire }leaf back

    The battery itself cost 800 $, but that way, the macbook autonomy is way better !

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