No Firewire Port on the New Macbooks -- I need to import tape HDV vidoe and can't

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zyes, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. zyes macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2009
    I was planning to buy a Sony HDV-FX7 Handicam along with Apple's Final Cut, before realizing (amazing that I didn't notice before) that my new Macbook doesn't have a firewire port. I am thinking about buying an external hardrive that has a firewire port on it, just i'm not sure if it will be able to communicate with the camera and be able to import the video on to itself. If someone knows anything about this or has done it I would be very grateful if you were to aid me in solving this.

    Thank you for your time.
  2. PeterQC macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2008
    Sorry, the only real solution is to sell the MacBook, buying a whitebook, a MBP or build yourself something that will be able to transfert your data from your Cam.
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Or get a camera that doesn't require Firewire

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Cheap standalone DVD recorder. Most of them have firewire and can be had for around $100. Record to DVD and then rip on your MB.
  6. vga4life macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2004
    What Peter said.

    Apple's current laptop line, outside the white macbook, is a ripoff for what you get.

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