Hi...I'm looking to transfer MiniDV tapes to a digital format. I did this once with one tape over 10 years ago. I had a powerbook then that had a firewire port. Now I have a MacBook Air 2011with a Thunderbolt port. I see that there is a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter. Do you think this would work to transfer video from the minidv tapes (via the camcorder)? Or would it be better to purchase an older mac that has a firewire port and do it straight firewire to firewire? I'm afraid that I'd lose some video quality using the adapter. Thanks in advance for any assistance/suggestions.