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For highest transfer rates we recommend to connect the CineStation® IV via 10G Ethernet to your computer. Starting from macOS 12.6, almost any 10GbE interface will work at full speed.


10GbE interface to Computer

Power the 10GbE interface if it has an external power supply and connect it with your computer by using a Thunderbolt cable.

CineStation IV to 10GbE interface

Connect your CineStation IV your 10GbE interface using a suitable 10GbE cable. It should at least be CAT5e and as short as possible.

The setup should resemble the illustration below: The CineStation IV is linked to a Thunderbolt to 10GbE adapter, which in turn connects to your computer. Alternatively, you may use a built-in network interface.

Driver Installation

Install third party driver software for your network interface or Ethernet adapter and check the functionality of your device.

Network Preferences

The CineStation IV provides both, a 1GbE and a 10GbE port. The camera only provides 1GbE. The corresponding IP addresses are displayed on the devices.

The XIP address of the CineStation IV is used for 10GbE, the IP address for 1GbE connection. If you set up a network, it is important to use the same subnet as the connected device. However the IP respectively XIP address of your network has to be different.

Defining Subnet Mask and IP Address

The following example uses notional IP or XIP addresses. However the demonstrated configurations below can be used in most cases.

Let's say the XIP address of our hypothetical CineStation IV is Therefore the corresponding subnet is For setting up a network connection, we can use any IP address between, but not In addition, the subnet mask should be

Example IP / XIP values and corresponding subnets

Device IP / XIP

Subnet 1GbE / 10GbE

Resulting Network Settings

Subnet Mask

IP for 1GbE

IP for 10GbE

macOS Network Settings

  1. Go to System Preferences and open Network

  2. In the left column, select the corresponding network interface

  3. At Configure IPv4 select Manually

  4. For IP Address use: ​

  5. For Subnet Mask use:

    Set Configure IPv4 to Manually

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