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Canopus ADVC-110 Connected to Sony VCR via Video patch chord (red, white, yellow) and connected to iMac via firewire. No AC adapter included with the unit. My computer does not see the unit. I cannot record video from the tapes. Help!!!!!!!!!!!! CK

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Re: Canopus ADVC-110

Hi! You must use a firewire in order to receive power - if you're going to use composite cables (red, white, yellow) you will have to purchase an AC adapter.

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