Video Capture with Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Cppowers, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Cppowers macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2011
    Hey guys, I'm sorry for this extreme noob question, but I'm VERY new to the world of Mac. I just got an early 2009 model Mac Pro and am going to be using it for video editing. The problem is, I got my footage shot and went to capture using my firewire cable (as I'm used to doing) and there is no where to plug it in (0_o) What is the typical way for capturing video from a camera onto a MacPro?

    I know it's simple but some help would be great.

    Thanks very much

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    It depends on the camera, but you seem to have a DV or HDV camcorder, which uses Firewire, a port the Mac Pro has too:


    Therefore you need to get the appropriate Firewire 4-pin to 9-pin cable, the 9-pin port/plug being Firewire 800.
  3. Cppowers thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2011
    Wow - thanks so much for those pictures, that solved everything - I had no idea there were 9 pin firewire cables.

    Thank you!
  4. reel2reel macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    We've got a drawer full of these in our production studio.

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