Retro Camcorder to MacBook Pro DVD recorder

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by tomshorter1, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. tomshorter1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
    I have a Sony DVCAM and seems very very old now, I need to record a DVD of the film on my MacBook Pro. I have the relevant lead I think, Firewire 6 pin and it fits into the DV IN/OUT on the camera. But I am unsure where to go from there. I was hoping when conected and turned on, a program would come up and ask me to insert a DVD?! Any ideas please?:eek:
  2. tomshorter1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
    Thank you, I thought this would have been it but just tried it and it says:

    To use OneStep DVD, connect your digital video camera to your computer using a FireWire cable. Then turn on your camera and make sure it's in VCR mode.

    Click OK and insert a blank disc. OneStep DVD rewinds the tape, imports your video, and burns it to a DVD.

    However when I do this there is no response at all, its almost like its not reading that my camera is there even though Ive conected the leads?
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Open Applications / Utilities / System Profiler > Hardware > Firewire to see, if your camera is recognised.

    below image is an example, you can ignore the arrow

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