Connection problems with iMovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Yetra, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Yetra macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2006
    I have a problem i don't know how to connect my Sony Handy Cam CCD-TRV57 to iMovie HD on my minimac. I dont know what type of cable i should buy fo it since all it has on the camera is an audio and video plugs (Yellow and Black Hole). It won't recognize my camera at all. Please help immediatly for a college project.

    Thank You
  2. Texas04 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2005
    You need a firewire cord... if you dont have one than you need to buy a bridge ($250) The bridge will have an AV in (your black and yellow holes) and than on the other end it will have a firewire port, connect that to your mac mini and you should be good :)
  3. Yetra thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2006
    where would you get one of these? And thank you for the help. Do you know if there is something cheeper?
  4. TechnoPagan macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2006
    If your Sony camera does not have a firewire port, you could try something like this for $130. Like Texas04 suggests, it has the yellow/white/red connections on one side (video in) to run from your camera to the link, then a firewire connection to run from the link to your Mac. In addition to the yellow/red/white cables which you'll presumably have with your Sony video camera, you'll need a 6pin-6pin firewire available from Radio Shack or Best Buy.

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