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ADVC110 I am using the unit via a firewire connection to my macpro. None of the input selection light come on and I can't pick up the unit when the VCR input is playing as well when using apps such as iMovie, etc. Any thoughts?

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Re: ADVC110

I'm guessing that you have it connected via a 6pin firewire on the ADVC100 to a 4pin firewire on your macpro. The device needs to be connected via 6pin to 6pin in order for the device to get power, otherwise you'll have to buy a AC adapter (which is not included). Otherwise it's a great device for DV conversion on multiple platforms!

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