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    tethered with firewire 800 and thundelbolt

    Hi,

    My H4D-50 doesn't work tethered with my new macbookpro using the firewire to thunderbolt adapter. it need more power I think.
    What do I need to fix this?
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    Re: tethered with firewire 800 and thundelbolt

    You probably need a powered FW hub. My H4D-40 works fine with the thunderbolt adaptor and a fairly new laptop but I think the voltage delivered varies quite a bit across laptop models hence your issue.

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    Re: tethered with firewire 800 and thundelbolt

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-T View Post
    You probably need a powered FW hub. My H4D-40 works fine with the thunderbolt adaptor and a fairly new laptop but I think the voltage delivered varies quite a bit across laptop models hence your issue.

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    Nick,

    can you advice, if my Kramer VS-30FW 3-Port FireWire 800 Repeater/HUB and thunderbolt adapter can solve this issue with newer Mac computers?

    Thanks
    Evgeny

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    Re: tethered with firewire 800 and thundelbolt

    Hi Evgeny
    I'm not familiar with that model but generally speaking powered hubs do resolve low power port issues. I always use a hub (unpowered) in the studio, mainly so that the heavy 10M cable doesn't stress the camera FW port. HTH
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    Re: tethered with firewire 800 and thundelbolt

    NIck, thank you!

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    Re: tethered with firewire 800 and thundelbolt

    Hi Nick,

    How does it look like 'an unpowered hub'?

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    Re: tethered with firewire 800 and thundelbolt

    Quote Originally Posted by palermo View Post
    Hi Nick,

    How does it look like 'an unpowered hub'?

    By "powered", one would mean a hub that plugs into an outlet for a power source, or alternatively a battery powered solution, though our strong recommendation is for ac current.

    "Unpowered" hub would be just a box that you can plug cables into with no option for any additional power source.


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    Re: tethered with firewire 800 and thundelbolt

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Hendrix View Post
    By "powered", one would mean a hub that plugs into an outlet for a power source, or alternatively a battery powered solution, though our strong recommendation is for ac current.

    "Unpowered" hub would be just a box that you can plug cables into with no option for any additional power source.


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    Oke great to know. But strange that Hasselblad still use the old firewire800.

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    Re: tethered with firewire 800 and thundelbolt

    FWIW, I can't get the adapter to work if I'm on laptop power only, but if I plug the laptop into mains, everything is fine. This is useless for field work of course (thanks Hassy), but it works fine in studio etc - just don't trip over the cable.

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    Re: tethered with firewire 800 and thundelbolt

    Palermo, I had never a problem with the H4D 40 and 50 tethered with a MacBook Pro Thunderbolt-FW Adapter...

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