Importing video help

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by yanke108, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. yanke108 macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    Hey, I have a sony handycam that does NOT have a usb port, all it has is the yellow(video) and black(audio) plugs and also a s video port. what are some of my options for importing my old videos to my new mac?? anyting will help, i'm kinda usles when it comes to this... thanks
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Well a USB port wouldn't be of much use either. You really need a FireWire (which Sony calls iLink). It would be really helpful if you gave the actual model number of your camera. The only communication lines that you have are all analog--composite video, S-Video, and audio. You will need an old Mac such as a beige G3 or a video deck that can accept analog audio-video and pass it through to your Mac.
  3. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    Or more practically a device like Elgato's EyeTV which can perform analog to digital conversion.

    Or borrow a newer cam from a friend that can do analog to digital conversion. But unless this camera is like 10 years old, there should be an iLink (Firewire) port.

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