Transfer video from Sony HDD to 15"Macbook Pro Retina

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  1. maczazen macrumors newbie

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    I have an important video file on the harddrive of a Sony RDR-HX680 HDD/DVD recorder which I want to transfer to my Macbook Pro. There is HDMI out from the Sony (+composite) but how do I import to my Macbook? The Macbook's own HDMI port is output only. I have tried with a HDMI-Thunderbolt adapter, but the Mac does not recognize the Sony. The same film is also on a DVD. How to transfer it into Imovie 10.1 or FCP X? Help is much appreciated!
     
  2. chabig macrumors 603

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  3. maczazen thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. chabig macrumors 603

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    This all assumes that the device provides no direct access to the file on the hard drive. I took a quick look at the manual online and I believe that to be true.
     
  5. Howard2k macrumors 68000

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    If you have it on DVD already, what about Handbrake? Assuming you have an external DVD drive of course. If not, they're cheap.
     
  6. chabig macrumors 603

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    Good point Howard. His file is on the hard drive, but if he could burn it to DVD he could then rip it. That would be cheaper than buying a video capture device.
     
  7. Howard2k macrumors 68000

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    He has it on DVD too, if I understand the original post correctly. :)
     
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  9. jerryk macrumors 601

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    You could
    Same thought. $20 external DVD drive connected to USB C port on mac via $20 USB A to C adapter.
     
  10. maczazen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everybody. I'll find an external DVD drive or perhaps use an older MBP with built-in Superdrive. Hope that will work. Once again, thanks!
     

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