video connection - MB Air

jbjb

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May 26, 2012
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I'm pretty new to mac but was tempted by a MacBook Air... I've got it home and was hoping to connect my old video comer to it to download the tapes (mini DV tapes). My camera has a Firewire 400 and an s-video port so I thought maybe getting a s-video to mini-display port adapter would be the way to go. However reading in a little more detail the mini-dispalyport to s-video adapters seem to just be 1-way out of the mac to an s-video device.

is the an adapter/set of adapters that will allow s-video, composite video or firewire 400 into the thunderbolt port (I assume the USB-2 posts are no use) on my MacBook Air?

Any help greatly appreciated...
 

jbjb

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 26, 2012
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Thanks for the info. I don't need an external display and it would be a very expensive option just for a converter.... I guess, embarrassingly, I'll have to ask one on my friends with a PC to import the video using their firewire port and sick it on a USB for me :(
 
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