connect video cam by usb in new macbook ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by davidcalvet, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. davidcalvet macrumors member

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    Hello, I have a new macbook, and I use to connect my video camera CANON MV800 with the DV port (the only it has).
    How can I connect now my camera to my new macbook ?
    Thank you
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Short of buying a $1000 miniDV media reader, it appears you cannot. You need a computer with firewire.

    Do you have a desktop machine that you can get a firewire PCI card for?
     
  3. davidcalvet thread starter macrumors member

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    only my macbook

    No, I only have my macbook.
    Is there a conector or something that will change the usb conector into a firewire one ?
    (my english is not so good enough sorry)
     
  4. codyst macrumors regular

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    There is a cable that will work that is $119 but it says it only works on windows xp. Search for "FireWire to USB adapter" on google.
     
  5. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    If you didn't tell us your english was poor I wouldn't have guessed it :). Anyway, USB and FireWire are not easily compatible with each other. The best way (as I see it) is to buy a cheap computer (like a Mac Mini) and use that to import and store your videos, but editing can be done on the MacBook over a wireless connection or ethernet (a little faster).
     
  6. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    imagine that,buying a new computer only to find you cant get ur videos onto it.surely theres an adaptor or people would be going mad lol
     
  7. davidcalvet thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you

    Thank you everyone for your kind support
    David
     

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