2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2010 11:23 AM by expatbe
expatbe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,
I have just joined the ranks of mac users, days rather than weeks, so my question may sound silly. I am trying to import video from my canon mvx330i(tape not card) but my mac doesn't recognize the camera, let alone import it. According to the tutorial, I should just connect to the usb port and away I go, but alas no joy. Am I missing something??

expatbe
  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (10,630 points)
    Hi -
    Tape based cameras such as yours require a firewire connection, not a USB connection. The USB out on the camera is used to transfer any digital stills you have taken on the storage card. The video, because of the way DV works, must be sent to the computer via firewire.

    If you have a recent Mac, you will probably need to get a firewire cable that plugs from your firewire 800 port on your computer to your camera's firewire port (on Canon cameras I believe the port is labeled "DV").

    These cables are available at camera/electronic/computer stores and on the internet.

    Hope this helps.
  • expatbe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Meg The Dog wrote:
    Hi -
    Tape based cameras such as yours require a firewire connection, not a USB connection. The USB out on the camera is used to transfer any digital stills you have taken on the storage card. The video, because of the way DV works, must be sent to the computer via firewire.

    If you have a recent Mac, you will probably need to get a firewire cable that plugs from your firewire 800 port on your computer to your camera's firewire port (on Canon cameras I believe the port is labeled "DV").

    These cables are available at camera/electronic/computer stores and on the internet.

    Hope this helps.
    Meg The Dog wrote:
    Hi -
    Tape based cameras such as yours require a firewire connection, not a USB connection. The USB out on the camera is used to transfer any digital stills you have taken on the storage card. The video, because of the way DV works, must be sent to the computer via firewire.

    If you have a recent Mac, you will probably need to get a firewire cable that plugs from your firewire 800 port on your computer to your camera's firewire port (on Canon cameras I believe the port is labeled "DV").

    These cables are available at camera/electronic/computer stores and on the internet.

    Hope this helps.
    Meg The Dog wrote:
    Hi -
    Tape based cameras such as yours require a firewire connection, not a USB connection. The USB out on the camera is used to transfer any digital stills you have taken on the storage card. The video, because of the way DV works, must be sent to the computer via firewire.

    If you have a recent Mac, you will probably need to get a firewire cable that plugs from your firewire 800 port on your computer to your camera's firewire port (on Canon cameras I believe the port is labeled "DV").

    These cables are available at camera/electronic/computer stores and on the internet.

    Hope this helps.

    Thank you very much, you have saved me a whole lot of heartache and educated me further on my mac path.