Can I capture Digital 8 via USB 2.0?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by wheezy, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. wheezy macrumors 65816

    wheezy

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    My friend has a Digital 8 Camcorder with both USB 2.0 output and firewire 4 pin output. However, I've left my firewire cable at my parents house and really need to try and capture this video for him tonight, but all I have is the USB 2.0 cable....

    I've tried iMovie HD, FCP 4.5, and QT Pro to no avail, none of them see the camera. How can I capture via USB? HELP! I know you can capture Digital 8 via firewire so I know it can work.

    Joel
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Without knowing the details of the camera, I would say -- No. USB is generally only for transfer of stills.
     
  3. wheezy thread starter macrumors 65816

    wheezy

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    It has 'USB Streaming'.... but I read on the Sony site that that's not supported by OS X.
     
  4. crjeong macrumors member

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    The USB Streaming feature on Sony's Digital 8 camcorders is not supported by Mac OS X, only firewire capture.
     
  5. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Can't capture tape with USB.

    DVD recorders can do USB I think but that would be it.

    I've tried it before with my digital 8 camcorder, and there is no OSX support for it.
     

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