FireWire (IEEE 1394) is an interface standard for a serial bus for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer. It was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Apple.

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How do I (re)mount missing Firewire drives? Why do they vanish?

I have several Firewire drives that occasionally "go missing" even though they are connected to my Mac and powered on (the power light is illuminated). These drives do not appear in Disk Utility or ...
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How to run a Tiger 10.4.11 virtual machine?

I need to access some .omf files, which were originally created in an old version of AVID DV. As far as I know, this software only ran on Tiger PPC Macs. The PowerMac PPC G5 I originally used is on ...
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iMac Time Machine HDD and Internal HDD failed at same time

My 2008 iMac, which has been extremely reliable for several years now, began to show the spinning 'beach ball' one day, and then would become unresponsive. After a couple of forced reboots, the ...
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Connect firewire MacMini to thunderbolt MacBook Pro

I have a MacMini that only has a firewire port, I want to connect it to my MacBook Pro via its thunderbolt port, can I do this so that I can then (using target mode) display my Mac mini on my macbook ...
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Connect 2008 black MacBook to 2013 MBA via Thunderbolt / Firewire?

I am buying a new MacBook Air soon and am getting ready to transfer all of my data via migration assistant. I know this can run via wifi but that is way too slow. My MacBook has a FireWire port, which ...
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Is it possible to re-route a Firewire DV Input as a webcam to use it in Google+ Hangouts?

I'm trying to use a Firewire DV input in a Google+ Hangout in order to do Hangouts on Air. Currently, it appears that Hangouts does not support DV inputs, which makes things difficult (essentially, ...
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Setting Up Ecler Evo 5, MPC 5000 and Pro Tools 12

I'm trying to set up the Ecler Evo 5 to read the Akai MPC 5000 via MIDI, and Pro Tools 12 to read the Ecler Evo 5 via FireWire. If anyone has a similar set up and knows the way to make these ...
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Problems using FireWire with iMovie upload from Sony camera

I'm using Adobe Premiere and iMovie together with a Sony camera on my MacBook Pro with FireWire connection, and the camera control is OK, but the picture is Blocking and capture is stopping every 5 to ...
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Kernel panic on wake from sleep with firewire peripheral plugged in

I'm running OSX 10.9.2 on an old Macbook 5.2, 2.13Ghz C2d with 4 gigs of RAM. Everything is very smooth except for one very big annoyance - My mbox 2 pro has problems keeping up when waking up from ...
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iMac-to-iMac Migration was interrupted; Now, source iMac is reading as 0.0GB

I attempted twice to migrate my iMac (2006) to my iMac (2009), first via wireless and second via LAN. The connection was interrupted both times, but the second time left it unable to 'resume from ...
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How to display non-DV video signal with Firewire input?

Is there any way to get the video signal output from a Displayport (mDP) or Thunderbolt (1 / 2) socket into a Firewire (FW800, IEEE 1394) input? What cables, adapters and drivers or other software ...
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Firewire not recognised

Firewire is not found. I need to work from a HDD from now on and I believe thats the fastest solution altough I'm trying to use a firewire HDD but it doesn't show up
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Identifying FireWire chipset on a MacBook Pro (13-Inch, Mid 2010)

I have a MacBook Pro, 13 inch, mid 2010, running OS X Yosemite (10.10.5). How can I identify what FireWire chipset it has? Unless there's an OS X utility to do this, perhaps someone could point me to ...
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Issues using Firewire sound card with Thunderbolt adapter

I was using a Saffire Pro 40 card on a macbook via FireWire. I now need to use it on a mac mini and it only has Thunderbolt ports and no Firewire. I've got a Firewire to Thunderbolt adapter and ...
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How can I upgrade to Yosemite with a broken FireWire module?

I've always been able to upgrade OSX versions by removing the FireWire related kexts in single user mode on first boot of the upgraded system, but for Yosemite that approach does not work (the system ...
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Firewire problems

A question regarding firewire ports on the current iMAC i3/i5 and G5 computers, we are having a serious issue with the ports burning out after heavy use. Now we are an educational institution so the ...