Hi. Last night I made some new video and tried to transfer from the camcorder to my new 2012 MB. I realized the cable I used for my older Power Mac had been FW 400 to mini FW, which worked fine. Of course it didn't work with the MB Pro, because it's FireWire 800. It's an older Panasonic mini dv tape camcorder, Model PV GS59 http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-PV-GS59-MiniDV-Camcorder-Optical/dp/B000DZH8FC I know it's older but it's fine for what I'm doing; I like the results. I tried USB to mini USB cable, camcorder to MacBook, but iMovie would not see the camera. Does it have to be Firewire for camcorder to Mac? If so that's okay, I'm just having a little trouble finding that cable locally, and will probably have to order this one from Amazon. http://www.staples.com/Tripp-Lite-6...4b-9Pin-4Pin-Hi-Speed-Cable/product_IM1G52784 Until then I guess I can transfer to the old Power Mac, then transfer the video file via external HD to my MB Pro. Has anyone dealt with something similar? Any thoughts most appreciated. Thank you.