connect video cam by usb in new macbook ?

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

  1. davidcalvet macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    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


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    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

    Jul 9, 2008
    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


    Nov 18, 2008
    Austin, TX
    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


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    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

    Jun 10, 2007
    north devon,uk
    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

    Jul 9, 2008
    thank you

    Thank you everyone for your kind support

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