New Sony HDR-HC5 1080i HDV Camcorder version

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Faz, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Faz macrumors newbie

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    I cannot for the life of me, figure out how to connect this camera to my Macbook Pro.

    I don't see a firewire port on the new version of this camera.

    Any help will be very greatly appreciated.

    Faz
     
  2. zioxide macrumors 603

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    There is definitely a firewire port (4-pin) which is probably labeled either as i.Link or DV. Just plug it in to your mac and you should be good to go.
     
  3. Faz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, there is an iLink cable that plugs into the side of the camera. It is labelled HDV/DV

    However, I cannot see anywhere to plug the other end of the cable into the Mac.

    Faz
     
  4. zioxide macrumors 603

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    The i.Link port on your camera is a 4-pin firewire, and your mac has a 6-pin. You need to get a 4-pin to 6-pin firewire cable (like this). Plug the 4-pin side into your camera and the 6-pin side into the firewire port on the right side of your macbook pro.
     
  5. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    The Port Is Inside The Drop Down Door Below The Swing Out Screen-Memory Stick Area

    Don't you have a manual? :eek: The port is the one next to the BLUE LANC port second from the front. It's clearly labeled HDV/DV with an "i" to the left of it.
     
  6. Faz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. I'll head out Monday and get the 4 to 6 wire.

    Much appreciated.

    Faz
     
  7. narzod macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone been able to get iMovie or FCP to recognize this camera? I've never been able to get it connected.
     
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  9. rfb macrumors member

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    How did you do it?

    Never mind. I figured it out too!
     

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