Video Capture with Mac Pro

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

  1. Cppowers macrumors newbie

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    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

    -Chris
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    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:

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    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

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    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

    reel2reel

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    We've got a drawer full of these in our production studio.
     

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