Please make sure to use a SEPARATE FIREWIRE BUS to attach any FireWire attached Audio Visual capture devices. Daisy chaining such devices can harm your Platinum Storage device or capture device!
Attaching Video Capture Devices
To attach FireWire based Audio Visual Capture Devices; please use an additional
PCI FireWire Add-In card compatible with your computer and Operating System.
Examples of capture devices include AJA IO, Canopus ADVC, and BridgeCo Enhanced
Breakout Box (BeBoB) based devices including the FA-101 from Roland/Edirol.
Special Note for Apple Power Mac G4 and G5 customers
All Apple Power Mac G4 and G5 computers with built-in FireWire 800 ports utilize the
same bus for all FireWire ports despite having available FireWire 400 and FireWire
800 connectors. Connecting a Platinum Storage Device and a capture device on these
computers requires the addition of a PCI based FireWire Host Bus Adapter. For more
information regarding add-in FireWire Host Bus Adapters, please contact your preferred