How come my Sony camera wont import??

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  1. Buttuh B macrumors newbie

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    It wont import into iMovie... I eventually plan on getting Final Cut Pro or whatever but now I'm just starting.... when I go to import the only camera that shows up is the built-in iSight.... so Im confused I dont know much about computers but anyone that can help me out I would appreciate it... i also got other questions about recording on protools, ipods, etc... oh yeah and i think my camera is a Sony Handy Cam DCR-HC26 I got it about 2 years ago so I think its fairly new... Im using a USB cord Im not sure if Im supposed to use a firewire or what... it works with the USB on Windows Movie Maker but that program is garbage and plus Im on a mac now..
     
  2. comptr macrumors 65816

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    You Need to get a fire wire cable like this one: http://snipurl.com/238l7
     
  3. Buttuh B thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so is it the same as a USB cord u just plug it in the same spot??? thanks for the help...
     
  4. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    no, the firewire cord will not plug into the same spot. there should be a 4-pin FW port on the camera (probably close to the USB port).
     
  5. Buttuh B thread starter macrumors newbie

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    naw i mean does it plug into the same spot on the computer..... ill find the spot on the camera
     
  6. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    it will plug into the 6pin FW port on your computer. it will not go into a USB port.
     
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