[MacDV] Re: Little Tiny 40Gig

R B Williams brucewll at comcast.net
Mon Jun 7 03:52:03 PDT 2004

The Canon / external Firewire issue that was discussed involved a Blue & White G3 Mac
where the 2 firewire devices were connected directly to the computer FW ports. The issue
disappeared when the camera was daisy chained into the drive instead.

I was unable to duplicate the problem at the time, but later had a capture issue from a
canopus box to external firewire. It was solved in the same way. I just plugged the
capture box into the FW port on the drive.

This doesn't really make sense that it matters, but that is my experience.

By the way, I have 3 different Canon mini-dv cameras and have good results from all of


Charles Pearson wrote:

> > Well, it might depend on your camera. There is some perception that
> > Canon cameras don't always work with external drives.
> >
> > Shirley
> OK, is there anything to this? I will be using a Canon Optura Pi and
> need to import off of it. Does anyone know if this will be a problem?
> Chuck
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