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

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  1. Minxy, Jun 29, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2016

    Minxy macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2012
    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


    Mar 29, 2011
    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 so you might have to go to a 3rd party site.

  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
  4. Minxy thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2012
    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.

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