Canon Optura Xi MiniDV Camcorder

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  1. Do I make you macrumors member

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    I have a Canon Optura Xi MiniDV Camcorder but dont know how to import videos onto my mac I have the USB connector plugged in but when I plug it in it does nothing how can I put it on to my mac.
     
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  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    You need to use FireWire, not USB, and iMovie to capture the footage (the camera won't show up as an external drive or anything like that).


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  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    It is "fire wire"
    It is that other little jack, the rectangle shaped one the USB cord will not fit into.

    You will need a 4 to 6 pin firewire cable with ends that look like this
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:FireWire-46_Diagram.svg
    the smaller 4 pin end goes to the camera, the larger on to the computer.

    Note the external disk drives can also use firewire but they use a cable with 6 pins on each end
     

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