Issue with capturing mini-dv video

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zoran, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    Hello, im trying to capture video using my 27" iMac, Mid 2010 and i would like to ask a few questions:
    1. has anyone encountered issues (capture stop) while capturing video from Mini-dv tapes using a similar to mine iMac?
    2. how do you capture video from mini-dv tapes with your iMac?
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    When I had such a camcorder (I've since switched to an SD card recorder), I used a FireWire cable (in my case, I used what I had lying around, which was a 4-pin to 6-pin FW400 cable and a 6-pin to 9-pin FW800 adapter) and iMovie.
     
  3. Georgio macrumors 6502

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    Just use a thunderbolt to firewire adapter, then use a firewire cable to connect to your camcorder, though bear in mind that the number of applications that can capture this way are limited though iMovie is a good place to start.
    If you're serious about video then consider Final Cut X as it gives you more options than iMovie which is really geared at the UTube crew. :D

     
  4. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The iMac i have, doesn't have a Thunderbolt port!
     
  5. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    But it does have a FW800 port. So you should be all set.
     

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