How to take videos off digital video camera & put on computer?

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macrumors 6502a
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Dec 29, 2013
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I have a Cannon NTSC Elura 100 miniDV. I was told I need a fire wire. Ok got it. But I assume I need some sort of software in order to organize the hours of video into clips. How have any of you done this? Software. Tips. Etc. Thanks!
 

RemarkabLee

macrumors 6502a
Nov 14, 2007
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Connect the 4pin firewire to 6 or 9pin firewire cable to your Mac (use a firewire to thunderbolt adaptor if necessary depending on what model you have).

Software? Just fire up iMovie and choose Import from Camera. Video will be automatically be imported into iMovies Events and once done, you can start editing something awesome!
 

PicnicTutorials

macrumors 6502a
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Dec 29, 2013
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Connect the 4pin firewire to 6 or 9pin firewire cable to your Mac (use a firewire to thunderbolt adaptor if necessary depending on what model you have).

Software? Just fire up iMovie and choose Import from Camera. Video will be automatically be imported into iMovies Events and once done, you can start editing something awesome!
Thanks bro! I don't believe the camera came with a FireWire cable. So it looks like I need to pick up a FireWire cable (specific to the camera?) and a FireWire to thunderbolt adapter. I can do that. Thnaks a lot

Can I do this via the USB supplied cable?
 

PicnicTutorials

macrumors 6502a
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Dec 29, 2013
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Connect the 4pin firewire to 6 or 9pin firewire cable to your Mac (use a firewire to thunderbolt adaptor if necessary depending on what model you have).

Software? Just fire up iMovie and choose Import from Camera. Video will be automatically be imported into iMovies Events and once done, you can start editing something awesome!
Is the apple FireWire to thunderbolt connector 4 pin 6 pin or 9 pin or what? I can't find it listed. Can't buy a FireWire until I find that. http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD464ZM/A/apple-thunderbolt-to-firewire-adapter
 

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macrumors 6502a
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Dec 29, 2013
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The apple thunderbolt to FireWire adapter is a FireWire 800. Does that mean it's a 9 pin?
 

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macrumors 6502a
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Dec 29, 2013
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Thanks guys. So I got the apple thunderbolt to firewire adapter $29. And a FireWire 4 pin to 9 pin $9. The 9 pin hopefully goes into the apple adapter. The 4 pin hopefully into my camera. I have been wanting to do this for years. I wasn't even going to try on my windows xp.
 

mtngoatjoe

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Jun 10, 2008
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Thanks guys. So I got the apple thunderbolt to firewire adapter $29. And a FireWire 4 pin to 9 pin $9. The 9 pin hopefully goes into the apple adapter. The 4 pin hopefully into my camera. I have been wanting to do this for years. I wasn't even going to try on my windows xp.
These cables will work fine.