How to connect video camera with Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by helca, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. helca macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2011
    Hi all,

    I have older type of video camera Sony and I tried to transfer my video to my MacBook Pro. I connected them with USB but nothing happened:confused:. Mac did not even recognised video camera. Do I need to download some software?

    I tried option "transfer from Camera" in iMovie, but could not find my video.

    Thank you very much
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What exact video camera do you have? The model should be at least listed on the bottom of the camcorder?
    Does it have "i.Link" or "DV-OUT" as a port (shown in the graphic below as "FW400 4-pin" port)?


    If so, you need to get the appropriate Firewire cable as shown in the graphic above.
  3. helca thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2011
    Camera type is Sony model No DCR-HC22E with handycam station, yes it has FW400 4-pin" port and iLink
    Thank you very much for your help, I will buy a new Firewire cable.:)

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