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adam tracksler

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Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« on: March 30, 2017, 01:16:14 PM »

Trying to get mt Aptus 22 to tether with my MBP.

Aptus 22
Firewire 400/800 cable plugged into camera
800 side plugged into FW800/Thunderbolt Adapter
Thunderbolt port on MBP.

No go :(

Aptus wont power on.

I also have a FW400 powered hub that I tried
FW400 from camera to hub
FW400/800 to adapter into Thunderbolt port

This way, the power light comes on the Aptus, but it doesnt seem to want to power on...

Am I doing something wrong?

Am I SOL?

Thanks, ad

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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 07:42:34 AM »

Hi Adam, if you see a Yellow light and the fan comes on this means it's powered. For it to "come on" you'll need the right tethering software, either Leaf Capture or Capture One Pro, and the correct camera settings in the software. See screen grabs attached.

HTH
Yair

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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 03:02:57 PM »

Same problem here with an AptusII 12, light and fan on but nothing else, it doesn't work. Firewire cable works with the old mac book, adapter is new and original from Apple, OSX is latest version and C1 is latest aswell. But ir doesn't work!! Please help!!


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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 06:18:00 PM »

Yair,
can you recommend a powered hub?

If I plug the FW400/800 plug into the back, the light turns on for a moment...

If I use my powered 400 hub, nothing happens at all....
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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017, 12:55:02 PM »

Try to check the fire wire power adaptor, it should be 12v DC and 3 Amp.
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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2017, 01:14:53 PM »

Looks like my issue may be the firewire port on the back.

I thought I could Use EyeFi for wireless, but the CF/SD adapter I bought doesnt seem to be recognized by the back. Anyone else using a CF/SD Adapter with an older back?
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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 08:51:16 AM »

Hello,
If someone is interested, I'm selling a Unibrain glass optical fiber fw repeater new in box (http://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?topic=117350.0). It's quite an expensive thing new at Unibrain (649$), but I guess it's the most stable fw repeater on the market. So when interested, please contact me. A good offer can be good enough ;)
Best regards,
sepp

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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 05:13:17 PM »

Hello,
If someone is interested, I'm selling a Unibrain glass optical fiber fw repeater new in box (http://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?topic=117350.0). It's quite an expensive thing new at Unibrain (649$), but I guess it's the most stable fw repeater on the market. So when interested, please contact me. A good offer can be good enough ;)
Best regards,
sepp


My experience with running fiber-optics in a studio is that the cables don't like to be moved, I don't see how working with this hub solve anything. I would keep it simple and get a regular 800 hub with 12v and 3 amps.
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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 05:27:33 PM »

Please tell me more about this regular hub 12 volt 3 amp. Would it work on location? Is there anything that can be used with batteries. I shoot architecture on location, sonI can't plug in most times. Thankso


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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2017, 05:54:06 PM »

I have a slightly different question. How can we tether this (and similar backs) to the new Macbook Pro Thunderbolt USB-C? Apple has a Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt USB-C adapter, but that would mean going through 2 different adapter (Firewire to Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt USB-C). Would that still work?
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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2017, 10:13:37 PM »

I have a slightly different question. How can we tether this (and similar backs) to the new Macbook Pro Thunderbolt USB-C?...

Better to start a new thread, much easier to find.
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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2017, 10:20:22 PM »

Please tell me more about this regular hub 12 volt 3 amp. Would it work on location? Is there anything that can be used with batteries. I shoot architecture on location, sonI can't plug in most times. Thankso


Check this one: https://www.digitalback.com/product/fw800-powered-hub/

CI also had a battery setup at one point - but I'm not seeing it. (It was pretty expensive)

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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2017, 02:32:33 PM »

Regarding tethering an Aptus 12 to a MacBook Pro.

I just set this up for the first time and it works, here is the setup in an attached photo using a Unibrain 3 port FW repeater. Previously I had used an older MacBook with FW that didn't require a repeater. The Unibrain has in input for 12VDC so you could use it with a battery in the field instead of connecting it to AC.

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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2017, 03:00:23 AM »

Regarding tethering an Aptus 12 to a MacBook Pro.

I just set this up for the first time and it works, here is the setup in an attached photo using a Unibrain 3 port FW repeater. Previously I had used an older MacBook with FW that didn't require a repeater. The Unibrain has in input for 12VDC so you could use it with a battery in the field instead of connecting it to AC.

best wishes, Neil

ok, but this is for thunderbolt 2... for the macbook touch bar, with Thunderbolt 3, there's no FW to Thunderbolt 3 adapter...
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Re: Leaf Aptus 22 Tethering C1 on Thunderbolt MBP?
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2017, 05:47:43 PM »

ok, but this is for thunderbolt 2... for the macbook touch bar, with Thunderbolt 3, there's no FW to Thunderbolt 3 adapter...

So TB3 to TB2 & TB2 to FW800 "might" work (as in should but given how things get cut off...).  Or go for a TB3 dock setup, like from OWC.
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