miniDV to Mac

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bonnie123, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. bonnie123 macrumors newbie

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    My Canon MV960 recorder was dropped (no......it wasn't me) Everything still works except the firewire connect to my Mac. So I can't transfer the tapes for editing. Canon will fix it at several hundred dollars --- yikes! Is there any separate hardware out there which will accept the tapes and relay the digital feed to my Mac? PLEASE>
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    If its a standard MiniDV tape with standard frame rate, any DV camcorder or VTR should be able to play it back. FWIW you never HAVE to use the same device for capturing as you do when recording. In fact many people never use their camcorder for capturing and choose to use a VTR instead to save wear and tear on the camcorder's relatively flimsy tape transport system.

    -DH
     
  3. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    Just a tape deck.. and those run quite expensive. In the thousands. So I would either kill your friend and get him to replace the camera, or I would just go and buy another camera.. sucks.. YES. :rolleyes:
     

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