Transfer pictures from camcorder to computer

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by kainjow, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. kainjow Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

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    This may be a noob question, but a while ago I was using a friend's camcorder and it had the ability to take pictures (which I think most can do). I had it connected via FireWire but I wasn't sure how to transfer those pictures to the computer. Does Image Capture do this? I don't remember being able to use that. I'd like to buy a nice camcorder and use it for still pics also but not if it's not going to work on the Mac. Anyone know if this works?
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    My Sony camera has both USB and FW. I have to use the USB to get the still images. But you can always simply pull out the memory stick and put it in a card reader. Seems silly to have to swap cables but that's the way it works.

    BTW I don't use the still image feature except for testing to see how it works. It's a poor still camera.

    Your's may be different.
     
  3. seniorstinky macrumors regular

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    There is usually an SD card or other removable media that is used for taking pictures. You can either remove the card and put it into a device that reads it or connect via USB and it would be seen just like a removable thumb drive.

    I would caution you about still pics on *most* video cameras as they generally take inferior photos compared to even basic point and shot photo cameras.
     

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