This is my first post, first thread ever. Hopefully one day I can contribute helpful information, but for now I'm still just trying to get started. I am attempting to capture some footage onto my new Macbook Pro. I purchased a 9 to 4 prong 1394 IEEE firewire cable and connected it to a Sony DCR-VX2000. No dice. The MBP didn't detect it. I tried a Panasonic PV-GS180 with the same result (or lack thereof). I'm using Final Cut Express for now and made sure the Easy Setup was properly set to DV-NTSC (right?). But I don't think that step was even relevant because when I do About This Mac > More Info it isn't showing anything connected to the firewire port. I thought I would at least be able to get this far without asking for help but apparently not. Ah bittersweet humility. Thanks in advance for reading and hopefully helping.