|Summary||P-series & H-series backs shooting to portable computers.|
|Problem||What is the recommended configuration when shooting tethered to a laptop computer.
Force Battery Mode.
|Solution||* Portable and iMac computers from Apple do not provide sufficient power to Phase One Digital Backs from the FW bus *
* Most portable computers that run Windows do not provide any power from the FW bus*
Suggested Configurations when shooting to a portable computer such as a PC or Apple notebook (such as Macbook Pro, Powerbook, iBook etc.) and iMac’s. This solution should be used for some specific desktop Apple computers such as iMac, eMac or Mac Mini. These computers do not provide enough power through their firewire ports to completely support the digital back in tethered mode.
H-series backs: The Phase One IEEE1394 Portable Solution/IEEE1394 Power Pack (Item No. 70606) solution is required.
P20, P25: The back is not able to use battery power when tethered to a computer unless you follow the instructions listed below. Connect either the “No Power Firewire Cable (Item No. 70508)” solution or theCapture Integration FireWire Port Isolator.
P45, P30, P21: Set the unit to “force battery mode”. This refers to a situation when the back will be forced to use battery as its primary source of power even though it is connected to a computer via firewire cable. To activate this mode, please access “Menu” on the digital back and select > “Configuration” > “Power Source” > “Battery” > Choose “Green Check”.
P20+/P21+/ P25+/P30+/ P40+/ P45+ /P65+: Do not requre the “No Power Firewire Cable” solution since “force battery power” is supported on all newer backs.
What is the IEEE1394 Repeater (Item No. 70610)?
What is the No Power Firewire Cable Solution for P-backs (Item No. 70508)?