How to I transfer video from DV camcorder to MacBook Air via Lightning port?

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  1. Minxy, Jun 29, 2016
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    Minxy macrumors member

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    Hi. I have a DV camcorder Samsung VP-D70 with a few DV tapes which I would like to convert to a modern media format. I will likely want to edit the media in Final Cut X.

    I have a mid-2012 Macbook Air which has a lightning port. How do i transfer footage from the DV camera to MacBook Air?
     
  2. rx7dude macrumors regular

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    I think you mean ThunderBolt. Lightning is for iPhone/iPad
    I used a FW to TB cable.

    This assumes your Camcorder has FW. There are two types of FW (400 and 800). You'll have to check which one is applicable. Also, I don't see the FW cables on apple.com so you might have to go to a 3rd party site.

    Edit: http://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/MD464LL/A/apple-thunderbolt-to-firewire-adapter
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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  4. Minxy thread starter macrumors member

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    Of course - ThunderBolt! Thanks for the link I have ordered a cable from Apple.

    Thank you.

    I have also found these instructions from Apple on how to Import to Final Cut X.
    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH12743?locale=en_US
     

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