iMovie doesn't recognize older sony digital tape video camera

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RMurphy, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. RMurphy macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2011
    I have a MacBook Pro (2008) and a Sony DCR-TRV22 digital tape video camera. iMovie does not recognize the camera for import when I connect the USB. My MBPro has no firewire connection. Any suggestions
  2. Dave Braine, Dec 17, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2011

    Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Unfortunately, miniDV video can only be imported via a firewire cable. This is because firewire transmits a continuous flow of data, which is what taped video is. USB transmits in packets.

    There is no workaround I'm afraid. You need a firewire Mac.

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