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Robert-W
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Sony ILink to Thunderbolt 3

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Probook 470 G4
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I want to connect an old Sony  Handycam that has an Ilink interface to a Probook 470 G4 that has an USB-c socket. I understand that Thunderbolt 3 may provide an interface to Ilink via USB-c as long as the laptop can support passthrough to Thunderbolt.

 

1, Does the Probook 470 G4 support T3?

 

2. if not, is anyone aware of a solution to interface a Handycam to a laptop?

 

Thanks.

Robert 

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EddyK
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Hello Robert-W,

 

I regret to inform you that the Probook 470 G4's USB-C port does not support Thunderbolt 3. The specifications list it as a simple USB-C port and while there may be slight differences between models, I've found other documentation such as this

 

The port should look like this:

Left one is Thunderbolt 3Left one is Thunderbolt 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm sorry to say I'm pretty sure there isn't a workaround for your situation. You either need a dedicated Firewire port, Thunderbolt port, ExpressCard slot, or PCMCIA slot, none of which you have. Firewire to USB adapters are risky and are generally not recommended.

 

Hope this answers your question,

Eddy

 

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