Component cable adapter

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ichii, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. ichii macrumors 6502

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    Hi I wanted to know if there's a component(red,white,yellow) cable adapter for a Macbook?
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    There are lots of VGA to component transcoders on the market, and you can hook one up using the regular Apple mini-DVI to VGA cable.
     
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Are you looking for component (red, green, blue) or composite (yellow for video, white & red for audio).


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  4. ichii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry I was in a hurry and forgot to mention why I wanted a component cable adapter. I have a Sony Handycam and the only output it has is the component yellow, red/white audio cable. I just wanted to plug it into my mac and be able to transfer video from the camera to the Macbook. I know it would be easier to just get a camera with usb output, but i'm on a tight budget right now.
     
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    The single yellow plug is a "composite" connection, not "component." But what you are wanting to do won't work anyway as you can't transfer video that way. What you need is a converter to take your analog signal and convert it into a digital signal that can be ingested by your Mac via firewire. An example of a popular converter is the Canopus ADVC55.


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  6. PowerMike G5 macrumors regular

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    Is there some sort of DVI to Component adapter to connect a MBP to an HD projector?
     
  7. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    are you sure your camera doesnt have a Firewire out? Often called iEEE 1394.

    that is the ideal way to transfer video.
     
  8. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    or "i.Link" or "DV in"/"DV out"


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  9. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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  10. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    most HD projectors should have a DVI, VGA, or HDMI input. Dvi would be most likely.
     
  11. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    i always though iLink was sonys focus and shuttle control remote protocol link cable...

    i have only shot on canon for a long time.
     
  12. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    i.Link is what Sony (and possible others, I'm not sure) call Firewire. I think you might be thinking of Lanc.


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    Sidenote: Sony's iLink is only the 4-pin variety of FireWire, and so it never carries power as a full 6-pin FireWire would.
     
  15. solvs macrumors 603

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    What model do you have? If you told us, we'd be able to help you better. For the price of composite/rca (those yellow, red and white cables) in via firewire, you could get another video camera that has USB or FW, though I think there are some cheap USB ones. But as far as I know, most Handycams come with FW and/or USB.
     
  16. jonbirt macrumors newbie

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    Hi, could you help me out?
    I have a Sony DCR-SCR72 HDD Handycam and cannot import any footage onto my IMAC. Would an I-Link cable be any use?
     
  17. jwheeler macrumors regular

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    It has USB, so, use that...
     
  18. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Most AVCHD based camcorders connect with USB and not FireWire. The camera should have come with an interface cable. Most modern NLEs (iMovie, FCP, Premiere, Avid, etc.) should be able to ingest from it.
     

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