Canopus and Mac problem for a newbie

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by jd-10, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. jd-10

    jd-10 Guest

    I just acquired a used ADVC-100 to use with my G4 mac (400 converted to
    1ghz, 896 RAM, 120 GB HDD for a scratch disk) and the computer doesn't
    see the box at all when it's powered up and connected to the firewire

    I've used the Canopus-supplied cord (from of the unit to back of the
    computer) and a straight firewire cable (back of the unit to back of the
    computer and neither is making a conection. Other firewire usits (cd-rw
    drive, external hard drive) all show up.

    When I run system profiler, it doesn't find the unit and when I open
    Final Cut Pro, that doesn't find the unit either.

    I'm running OS 10.3.6. Is the Canpoous unit not compatibal with htat
    version of OSX?

    Thanks in advance.
    jd-10, Dec 4, 2004
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  2. Are you sure the ADVC-100 is working? Test it on another computer? I
    have a ADVC-300 and it works on both Mac and PCs.

    Richard Ragon, Dec 4, 2004
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  3. jd-10

    nappy-iou Guest

    The G4's had a TON of problems with the firewire port on the main boards.
    Try the Canopus on another machine if you can. And try another FW device on
    the mac.

    We went through 3 mainboards here with one G4 and the tech told us that they
    routinely replaced mainboards.

    Finally got a firewire card for that mac so we wouldn't have to pay for a
    mainboard. That is another solution if yours if fried.

    The canopus unit should definately work with a mac. If the mac is working
    that is.
    nappy-iou, Dec 4, 2004
  4. jd-10

    jd-10 Guest

    Worked with my G3 Book, so for today, that's what I'm collecting clips
    into iMovie with, and the firewire ports on the G4 work fine with the CD
    burner and external drive, so until I get the psi card (thank goodness I
    have a slot left) it's the ibook for capture and the G4 for editing.

    UI have a shitload of music stuff, GOOD music stuff (Austin City Limits
    and The Road from the old TNN that I want to get off the deteriorating
    cassettes and onto a more stable medium.

    Thanks for your help.
    jd-10, Dec 5, 2004
  5. jd-10

    nappy-iou Guest

    you're welcome.
    nappy-iou, Dec 5, 2004
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