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Prenoob

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I am using a 24.4.2 at a venue and I need to record with capture but the computer is about 75 feet away from the console.

That is a long way and I wasn't sure if firewire was the right solution or if there is a more logical approach to this.

Any thoughts on how to run a cable to the mac to use capture?

Thanks folks.
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Not gonna happen. Why can't you get them closer?
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Console is in a balcony in front of a row of seats. Not ideal but better than under the balcony at the left rear of the floor.

I just wasn't sure if there was a better solution to get a run from the console to the mac.

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Why can't the Mac be up there?
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It would be taking up more seats in the baclony. Currently the console is all they can afford upstairs.
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How about running the mac UNDER the mixer (on the floor) and using a second computer (mac or PC) and run a remote session to the Mac. I do that all of the time. Works great.
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Mac Mini territory?
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That's what I use (most of the time). Got it built into my rack.
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yup! mac mini... way to go... and if you had an ipad the mixer can be down on the floor completely out of the way and you mix with the iPad...
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I think the above solution is the best way to go, but, at least in theory, several of these strung together will do it. The unknown is whether the FW buss would supply enough power for 6 of those in-line repeaters, or whether it would fail because of that. At least on paper, a series of repeaters should make it work. No guarantees from me, though. YMMV.
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Only other solution might be a FW to fiber optic conversion. The FW just can't drive long lines.
 
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