What am I going to need?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by paleck, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. paleck macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2005
    with the Tequila!
    I am going to be working on transferring a bunch of home videos to dvd. The camera is a Sony DCR-HC21. It comes with a USB cable and I am finding conflicting information as to whether OS X Tiger will work. Or do I need to go and buy a 6-pin to 4-pin firewire cable to connect to this camera.

    Does anyone have this camera and tell me definitively what works? Any other gotchas I should know about?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. VanMac macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2005
    Rampaging Tokyo
    You will want to use the firewire (iLink) interface. Your camera has this.

    Just pickup a cable, plug it into your mac, and suck the footage into iMovie.
  3. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Getting a firewire cable is seconded...

    Only other thing I can think of, when you're recording, is to set it to 16 bit rather than 12 bit audio - stops you adding sound with the camera's 'edit' facilities but means that the audio is less likely to get out of sync when editing on a computer and burning to DVD

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