Sony Camcorder to Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sobering, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. Sobering macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2006
    Hey guys. Well, as you can probably already tell by my 500 threads in this section that I am new to Mac and constantly need help.

    Yesterday I tried hooking up my Sony DCR-HC32 up to my Mac to import some video to make a home DVD. Well anyways I plugged in the USB to the back of my Mac and into the camera etc, and nothing happens. Nothing at all. No new icons show up on my desktop or anything. It's like the Mac dosn't even know it's there.

    So then I grab my disk that came with my camcorder and it says Mac OS X so I pop that in and all that's on there for the Mac is a stupid video editing app, but I installed it with hope I might be able to import video. Still no luck.

    So anyways, what could be the problem? Can somebody find me a driver or something for this video camera? I would really like to import clips. And my normal Kodak digital camera plugged in fine so I think this should too.

  2. zwida macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2001
    So, this may seem stupid, but did you turn the camera on?

    Also, did you try launching iMovie prior to plugging in the camera?
  3. chentegt macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2006
    Forget the USB.

    Sobering, for mac you need a firewire cable (a.k.a iLink for Sony).

    It happened to me also with my new hc-26. Until I got the cable (around $20, make sure it is 4-6 PIN) I was able to capture the movies on imovie. I found out about it reading my camera reviews on amazon.

    Hope it helps!
  4. Sobering thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2006
    Hey thanks alot guys this really helped me. I guess I'll be taking a trip to Circuit City tommorw.

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