Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 5:22 PM (in response to mbp16941)
If you have the USB, just plug in and use iPhoto. I don't think it would be compatible with Thunderbolt if it is as old as you say, but Firewire would be the best option of you don't like using iPhoto.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2011 10:47 AM (in response to mbp16941)
You need a Firewire 800 to 400, 9 to 4 pin. The 4 pin plugs into the camera. This old Sony didn't have USB. The 9 pin plugs straight into the Mac. Switch it all on and IMovie works fine. Digital 8 to Mac. The quality isn't great compared to out newer Sony HD, but is the best we've seen without running the camera direct to the TV.