ok so I have a brand new MacBook pro(2018) and I have a Sony vx2100 and I'm not sure what adapter to get.
does the apple thunderbolt firewire adapter come with both the usb and firewire connections or do I need to buy two different adapters?
(my Mac only has two ports)
2 Answers from the Community
1) The Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter was made for Thunderbolt (also compatible with Thunderbolt 2). It does not come with a Thunderbolt 3 adapter.
2) To connect the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter to the MacBook Pro, you also need the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (other manufacturers make a similar adapter, but they are more expensive, might be incompatible with macOS, and don't have the bidirectional feature that lets you use Thunderbolt 3 devices with a Thunderbolt 2 computer - but you don't need that last feature).
3) You'll also need an i.LINK to FireWire 800 cable (4 pin to 9 pin). Search for FireWire, i.LINK, or IEEE-1394.
4) Instead of 1 and 2, you could use a OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock.
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