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OSX 10.6.4 won't recognise my Sony HDR-FX1E
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Re: OSX 10.6.4 won't recognise my Sony HDR-FX1E 7 years, 1 month ago #22416

  • bongoloid
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Also,have you checked for firewire 400 6 pin sockets on the back of your monitor? I found four of these on mine but Apple, in their infinite wisdom, have only supplied a 400 lead from the monitor to the Mac... which only has firewire 800 sockets! So I can't include these in any investigation until Mac supply the correct lead. It's not a simple firewire lead by the way, it's a multicore breakout lead which also connects to our Kona and I'll not be forking out for a replacement out of my own pocket.

Re: OSX 10.6.4 won't recognise my Sony HDR-FX1E 7 years, 1 month ago #22417

Bongoloid - I think it is highly unlikely (though a possibility) that your FireWire port on your new iMac does not work. I took my camera into the computer shop, and plugged it into 2 other iMac and a MacBook Pro and it did not show on any of the System Profiler's under FireWire.

Talked with Sony support in Australia 7 years, 1 month ago #22418

A firmware upgrade has been requested from IT - the  support person seemed to think I was on the right track. Case Number: 851931.

I think I will have to go an borrow my old laptop back and use that for capturing - a la Bongoloid.

Back of Monitor 7 years, 1 month ago #22421

I have an iMac and it only has one FireWIre 800 port.

Re: OSX 10.6.4 won't recognise my Sony HDR-FX1E 7 years, 1 month ago #22422

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Rest assured Duane that I have tried all the basics (the sort you suggest) and have quadruple checked everything.


Fair enough. Seven years on this forum I cannot count the times I have read that. The number of times a problem was beyond the basics I can count, though. ;^)

There was a known issue with some FW400 cameras (Canon) and some FW800 drives (Lacie) on the same FireWire bus that was a result of incompatible implementation of the FireWire protocol; the problem was that the cameras were using a FW100 protocol not compatible with some FW800 chipsets. So what you are suggesting is not without precedent. The solution, by the way, was not to have your camera and drive on the same bus. That was in the days before camera firmware updates!

Let us know how your camera(?) firmware upgrade goes as that would be significant if it was a fix. Does the problem exist only on the E version of the camera and that is why the problem is not more widely reported?

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Re: OSX 10.6.4 won't recognise my Sony HDR-FX1E 7 years, 1 month ago #22423

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Also,have you checked for firewire 400 6 pin sockets on the back of your monitor? I found four of these on mine but Apple, in their infinite wisdom, have only supplied a 400 lead from the monitor to the Mac... which only has firewire 800 sockets!

I am unaware of any Apple display that had four FireWire 400 ports, but certainly older displays did have the lead out to DVI / USB / FW400 supporting, if I remember correctly, two USB and two FW400 ports. If you have a newer Mac with only FW800 you need a simple adaptor to go from FW400 to FW800 like this one from Sonnet.

Not sure what this has to do with a Kona card, though?
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