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.