Help finding Camera to Mac cable

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by safetyobc, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. safetyobc macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2007

    I just bought a MBP and have an older Camcorder that I would like to pull my videos from. The camera is a Panasonic PV-L452D camera. The camera itself sucks! But I would like to get the video I have recorded with it and put into digital format so I can edit it, etc.

    Can someone point me to the cable I need to do this. Firewire, USB, etc? I have no clue what I am looking for and really need a cable.

    Thanks for any help!

  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    If I'm not mistaken, the PV-L452D is an old analog VHS-C camcorder that could also record still images to an SD card. To capture ANY analog video footage, it must pass through an analog-to-digital converter ... and there are several ways to do that.

    • Use an AD converter (aka "bridge") such as the Canopus ADVC-110

    • Use a DV camcorder that allows analog-to-digital pass through

    • Use a DV VTR

    • Use a dedicated capture card installed in your Mac such as those offered by AJA and Black Magic Designs (Decklink series).

    The first three options would require the device you choose to be connected to your Mac with a Firewire cable.


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