5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2012 9:56 AM by JSS1138 RSS

    On Location with Thunderbolt

    JR Ian

      My camera does not have a firewire output and I'm having a tough time finding good HDMI to Firewire interface boxes for my 13" MacBook Pro. I notice there are some new devices that output to Thunderbolt. Does/will On Location accept a signal through Thunderbolt as opposed to Firewire?

        • 1. Re: On Location with Thunderbolt
          JSS1138 Community Member

          OnLocation uses FireWire only.  And I don't think it's possible to go from HDMI to FireWire, either.  They're two very different protocols.

          • 2. Re: On Location with Thunderbolt
            JR Ian Community Member

            Thanks for the info, Jim.

             

            There are new hardware devices that take a wide range of HD and SD video/audio signal inputs and send them to a computer via USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. Two devices I'm looking at interface directly with Premier Pro's capture capability, but I'd like to use On Location instead of Premier Pro to capture the video.

            • 3. Re: On Location with Thunderbolt
              JSS1138 Community Member

              OK, a device, sure.  I thought you meant an HDMI to FireWire cable.

               

              Both Premiere Pro and OnLocation use FireWire for capture. Neither can use USB.  (Although Premiere Pro can interface with SDI and HDMI through third-party hardware and drivers.  I don't know if OnLocation can as well.)

              • 4. Re: On Location with Thunderbolt
                Starvision3850

                What are the 3rd party drivers?  I am upgrading cameras and will be loosing my Firewire outputs.  This is a serious issue for OnLocation users.  Any rumors of Adobe adding HDMI as an input for OnLocation?

                • 5. Re: On Location with Thunderbolt
                  JSS1138 Community Member

                  For Premiere, there are third-party cards you can install from Matrox, BlackMagic and AJA which add various capture capabilities like HDMI.

                   

                  I don't know if OnLocation can also work with that hardware.  But, any camera that doesn't have a FireWire port is likely to be recording solid state, which largely mitigates the need for OnLocation anyway.