MacBook :: Monitoring Video Through Firewire Port Possible?

Jul 20, 2009

I have cable TV streaming in through my Firewire port. What is a good program for viewing it? So today I decided to run a cable from our TV room to my laptop desk so I can watch "educational" programming. But I ran into a small problem:
CableVision to old VCR so I can make use of its built-in tuner, RCA cables from VCR to ADS (Converts inputs to RCA & Firewire out), and Firewire from ADS to MacBook.

This all works fine but I then realized I have no decent program to watch the video on. I can open Quicktime and see a small window, and no doubt if I hit record the sound would be captured as well but the sound is not audible while monitoring. I tried iMovie and again had a small window to watch. Still not what I want. So what can I use to watch the video from my Firewire full screen and with sound?

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MacBook :: No Firewire Port On It, Can't Capture Video From Sony Digital Hanycam?

Apr 24, 2012

My wife has a MacBook and there is no firewire port. We are trying to capture video from our Sony Handycam mini DV camcorder but without the firewire port we can't capture the video in I Movie. Is there a way of connecting the Sony camcorder to the Macbook and capturing the video?

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Sep 1, 2010

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Mar 3, 2012

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Dec 28, 2010

I'm wondering if I somehow have a bad firewire chip in my MBP. It hasn't been able to work with firewire audio interfaces.

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I've tried wiping my software and reinstalling everything. I'm using a MBP 5,3 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM, Snow Leopard (10.6.5) with the latest updates. I'm going to try an Apogee One which is USB, but I'd really like to use a firewire interface. If there's something wrong with my firewire port, I'd like it taken care of. My machine is under applecare 3 year warranty. I don't think this is an easy thing to prove though.

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Feb 1, 2008

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Feb 2, 2012

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Jul 4, 2012

I understand this particular issue has been discussed at length on this forum and in other places but none of the solutions have yielded any success for me and I see this is often the case for others.  So, I'm posting the question again in hopes that there is an Apple guru out there who has figured this one out.  (All relevant specs below.) 

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