newbie video capturing

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Wazahere, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Wazahere macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2006
    i have no idea how to capture video from my sony dcr-trv240 digital video camera....

    can anyone give me advice as to what cords/apps to use on my macbook?

    i have a usb cord hooked up right now but no programs will recognize it as being connected, so i am lost. there is a 'usb streaming' sticker on the camera side haha so i figured it'd work.

    any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    USB streaming is pc-only...

    you need a 4pin to 6pin firewire cable, connect it to the computer, put the camera in VCR/VTR mode and then use iMovie, Final Cut Express, or Final Cut Pro to capture.
  3. #3
    The USB is probably for pictures taken and will work for streaming over a pc. Firewire is much faster and mac apps will only reconize it as a video camera if you connect it via firewire (4-6pin) and away you go. The rest will be easy. (oh and make sure to turn on the camera for playback mode :p)
  4. Wazahere thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2006

    seems pretty simple.. i'm sure i could figured it out witha bit of insight or reserch but your answers were much easier.. thanks again and i'll give it a go.

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