Please Help - How to transfer from Canon Video Camera to mac...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Drew4884, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Drew4884 macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2006
    Hey yall...i could really use some help here...i have a canon xha1 video camera, it records to mini dv and i am trying to transfer the video from the mini dv's to my computer? I am new to this and can't get it to work? What am i suppose to do to get it to transfer, i have it plugged in from the hdv/dv out to my firewire port...thats all...please help if you can....

  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Are you trying to use iMovie or Final Cut (Express/Pro)?
    For iMovie, the process is this:
    start iMovie
    plug in DV camera using Firewire
    import video (click on 'import button')

    What have you tried so far?
  3. marioman38 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2006
    Elk Grove, CA
    Err you've got a $3500 camera...

    Anywho, in FCP hit :apple:8 or File -> Log and Capture.

    Set your in and out points, then capture.
  4. Lebowski macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    im sure the manual would tell you...

    btw, why would you get such a high end camera if you dont know how to capture? not trying to be rude, its just that is a pretty basic thing for anyone who has ever used a computer to edit video.

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