Help getting Canon A70 to video real time to Mac

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by 22Hertz, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. 22Hertz macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2007
    Im not sure if this is the right place for this question, if not I apologize.

    Everything important is in bold

    I would like to put my canon A70 in video mode and see it on my Mac. Recording it is not needed, just need to see what the camera "sees"

    The only ouputs on the camera is one USB and one A/V out female jack about the size of a headphone jack...the other end of the cable has two RCA male, one black one yellow if that makes any difference.

    I played with the USB connection and could not get any video playing on my MBP. I tried using Quicktime, but nothing else.
    There is no input for the RCA's so I assume I would need some sort of converter or I just SOL.

    Any advice? Anyone know if this can be done, and if so how?
  2. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    USB is for transfer of files - not video.

    May work using the video output, but you'd have to use a composite video/audio to computer converter.

    I can't find my Canon cables that came with my Canon P&S to try for you (sorry). :(

    You may get better answers if you transfer this thread to the "Digital Video" Forum.
  3. 22Hertz thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2007
    I figured the USB would not work.

    So would I need to convert composite to firewire?
  4. DEVILMAYCRY99 macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2009
    Maybe you could try to use a card reader to solve this problem

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