Can you use Sony PMW-EX3 with Boinx TV?

Hello there,
I own two EX3s and I just bought a 17" Mac Book Pro. I’m experimenting with Boinx TV but I can’t seem to get the cameras to show up on the source. Any advice out there.

If you don’t have Final Cut Pro or Logic studio, your system doesn’t have a HDV component installed so BoinxTV can’t see them while they are in HDV mode. Switch them to DV and you should be fine.

You’ll probably only be able to see one of the cameras, because normally one Firewire bus can only hold one camera (at least from the same vendor). Cameras from the same vendor tend to have the same firewire ID baked into the system and it can’t be changed. Like this the two cameras collide on the same bus and only one can be used. So in most of the cases you will need a dedicated bus for each camera. This is also why e.g. Firewire hubs don’t work. On a MacBookPro you can add a firewire expresscard to get a second bus and on a MacPro this can be done with multiple PCI-Express cards to gain multiple additional busses. Both cards can be found at