How to capture from miniDV camera when my iMac doesn't have entry for firewire (400)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Chaia, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Chaia macrumors newbie

    Chaia

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    #1
    Hi everybody, I'm new here :)
    I've got about 25 mini DV's to capture from a miniDV Camera and I recently bought the new iMac which doesn't have an entry for firewire 400, what's the best way to go about this?

    Thank's so much
    Chaia
    (by the way I'm a girl)
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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  3. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    #3
    FireWire 400 and 800 are compatible with each other. You just need the right adapter/cable.
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    Step 1: Go to www.monoprice.com
    Step 2: Find a Firewire 400-to-800 cable.
    Step 3: Order it.
    Step 4: Wait for it to arrive.
    Step 5: ???
    Step 6: Profit!
     
  5. Chaia thread starter macrumors newbie

    Chaia

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    #5
    Thank you

    Sorry guys, it was kind of obvious wasn't it. lol
    Thank you so much for responding. I just bought a 800/400 cable online from a brazilian site. I just hope there are no drop frames when capturing, 25 miniDV's is quite a chunk of time. :)

    Thanks again
     

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