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  • 200 and Mac lap top

    Posted by Nate Stephens on December 11, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    I have been reading this P2 forum in anticipation of getting the 200. So please correct me if I am wrong.

    I can connect the HVX200 via firewire to my MacBook Pro and record 720p directly to an external firewire drive. I need to get the card slot to firewire adapter so there are two fire wire ports. Does the drive need to be Fw800. Can you loop thru a Fw400 drive instead of the FW card adapter? Does this method tend to drop frames? Does it need to be a FW 2-drive array to work? Does this work with 1080p settings? Does it work with the Panasonic provided capture software? or Only using capture now with FCP (what version – I have FCP5.1)

    Thanks for the info, as I enter the brave new world of tapeless video..

    Noah Kadner replied 15 years, 12 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Barry Green

    December 11, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    Everything you’re talking about will work fine.

    Yes you should have two separate firewire busses, don’t try to chain through. No you don’t need a RAID or an FW800 drive, FW400 is fine. Yes it’ll work with 1080.

    There is no Panasonic-provided capture software, on a Mac you’d use FCP 5.1’s “Log & Capture” settings or you could get a program like HD Monitor Pro or ScopeBox.

  • Nate Stephens

    December 12, 2007 at 12:16 am


    HD Monitor Pro and Scopebox, way cool… I checked out their web sites, They are the most encouraging part of getting the HVX200..

    Do you have a favorite? Have you used them? Do they really work on location? Under stress?

    Thanks Very sweet…

    PS where do you get your HVX2oo book

  • Barry Green

    December 12, 2007 at 3:48 am

    I definitely have a favorite, but it’s not on a Mac. Adobe OnLocation is the greatest disk-capture tool ever created, IMHO.

    You can get the HVX Book at Amazon, or on Ebay, or through, or at video dealers such as B&H, Abel Cine Tech, Spec-Comm, CineQuipt, etc.

  • Noah Kadner

    December 12, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    And if you’re working FCP on a Mac- my DVD is the perfect companion to Barry’s:


    Unlock the secrets of the DVX100, Apple Color and now the HVX200!

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