Mini dv to mac without firewire

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  2. iMovie for Mac: Import from tape-based cameras
  3. Part 1. How to import video from a camcorder to your Mac?
  4. Top 4 Best Ways for Mac Users to Import MiniDV Tapes

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iMovie for Mac: Import from tape-based cameras

Are there other film subreddits? Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Become a Redditor and join one of thousands of communities. But this isn't working, either. I run Adobe Premiere, which keeps telling me "capture device offline. I feel like I'm so close but so far. Any advice would be super appreciated. I now have all of the functionality I used to have. Make sure you use the cables that came with the Movie Box.

Even though my older cables fit they did not work.

Part 1. How to import video from a camcorder to your Mac?

You can control the camera from the Import window just like I used to be able to when I was capturing direct. The Movie Box still seems to be available at a lot of various websites. I bought mine off of ebay. Try it and see. The problem is that for some folk there is no other option.

That is they are loathe to use the old PC or setup the old system to do this. Both with a Thunderbolt connection.


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Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter is available and is known to work. My last camcorder was FX7. I have 6 Sony digital camcorders and none are able to be found by ANY computer. I have bought 6 PCs over the past 3 years none will find any of my camcorders. I reinstalled windows xp onto a new hard drive in and since then my camcorders no longer are found.

I have tried customer built PCs. Asus had Win I blame this on Sony. I think they want to force us to buy new camcorders. Yes i replaced my fire wire cable hmm i bought 3 new ones so that is not the problem. I have tried adapters to input thru- usb nothing works.

Top 4 Best Ways for Mac Users to Import MiniDV Tapes

In few days i will try to buy a DVD player recorder that has fire wire in an out i hope that works. I do have a desktop PC built by myself with a firewire port precisely to use with a couple of MiniDv cameras. And it is running Windows 10 Pro. I believe this is the only way to get a PC with a native firewire port but if you have a regular desktop with no firewire port you can purchase a PCI card with firewire ports.

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This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. This will be the biggest stumbling block for many, since Apple abandoned FireWire in With the hard part out of the way, stick a tape in the camcorder, launch LifeFlix, and click the Import button. The software prompts you to enter a unique tape name and optional description; after confirming, the tape conveniently rewinds to the beginning and starts capturing.

LifeFlix automatically detects when the camcorder started or stopped, splitting footage into separate scenes you can then save individually or combine into new videos. Instead, you remove unwanted clips, then trim and combine the rest into one or more new videos. I hope the developers consider an iOS version. The App Store needs more video apps like this. Select a few clips, click Combine, and LifeFlix assembles your memories into a new movie without unwanted footage.