Video Uploading question for my iMac

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by howruyes, May 6, 2010.

  1. howruyes macrumors newbie

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  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Most likely it has a 4-pin firewire port. So a 4 pin<->6 pin firewire cable (or 8-pin if your iMac only has Firewire 800)
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    The picture is really not saying much, as that video camera could have a DV-OUT hidden somewhere.

    The better way to find out is to look all over the camera and search the model number, which should look like DCR-V 56 or S-768 or something similar, short, but mostly numbers and letters. Include the bottom in the search.

    Then use the search engine of your choice to look for technical specifications or even the manual and see what output options it has.

    As far as I can see, it has Video-Out via Composite (yellow RCA port), for which you can use a product like this:
    http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/Video-Capture/product1.en.html


    If the camera has Firewire/DV-OUT/IEEE-1394/i-Link, you can use a 4-pin to 9-pin Firewire cable.

    You can also take a look at the tapes it uses and what it is written on them. For example Hi-8, DV, miniDV, and so on.

    Btw, one thread is enough.
     
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