Panasonic PV GS150 Camcorder on macbook with only USB

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bmonaye, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. bmonaye macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    So I'm stuck here with a macbook that only has usb connection only... no firewire ports :( I've had this camcorder since before I bought my macbook, and never bothered to make a video on Imovie on it yet. So My camcorder isnt being recognized by the macbook and I've searched the internet. Most people say that I firewire is needed to import movies, but I have no firewire ports on this damn macbook. I bought the version that came with no firewire ports. So am I SOLed or is there a way to import from this camcorder? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Courtaj macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2008
    Edinburgh, U.K.
    Sorry - you'll need to find a firewire-equipped machine to import video from your camcorder.
  3. bmonaye thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    I have an external HD, a western digital passport. It has a firewire port, So can I hook up my camcorder to the HD using firewire then HD to macbook with USB? I know the only way to find out for sure is to try it out and I will, so I'll have to go out and get some firewire. But does anybody know if this will work?
  4. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    nope, that won't work... you need a computer with FW to import DV footage.

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