Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV460 Digital Camcorder
Importing video to computer to edit movie footage works with connection by firewire to older Apple iMac but not to iBook G4. I can import the footage on the iBook to play the movie but not when I want to edit the movie -- then there are no clips or playback on the screen or audio. Since all this works on the iMac desktop but not on the iBookG4 laptop, I must be leaving something out. Can you help me?
I have a Sony Handycam DCR-HC42E which I have connected to my ibookG4 using a 6-pin to 4-pin DV cable but my ibook does not seem to detect the DV cable at all. This is the first time I am trying to import videos to my ibook. I have never had any problems doing the same to my previous laptop BUT that was a hp pavillion... and not an Apple product. I am new to the Mac and feel really lost as don't really know what to do. I would really appreciate if someone has overcome a similar problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is a great manual here:
And in short the I.link is a 1394 port or firewire port
You should be good to go
Posted on May 02, 2008
try to use USB wire and then install the driver to your pc. hope that helps you!
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
SOURCE: Sony Handycam DCR-HC28
Unfortunately, it's not exactly a trivial process. The basic steps are as follows:
1) connect the camcorder to the computer
2) transfer the video from the dv tape to a file on the computer
3) optionally, edit the video file
4) upload the file from the computer to youtube.com
1) the camcorder has 4-pin 1394 (also called firewire or i-link) jack, and the computer (if equipped) either has 6-pin 1394 jack or 4-pin 1394 jack (on some notebooks). if your computer doesn't have a 1394 jack, you need to buy a 1394 adapter (eg. pricegrabber.com)
2) transfer the video from the dv tape to a file on the computer hard drive using editing software or a software utility designed for doing just that. this software may come with the camcorder or the 1394 adapter.
3) optionally, use editing software to take an excerpt from the file, rearrange parts of the video, add titles, etc., and output a new file
4) upload the file to youtube.com. there are some guides on their website as well (eg. youtube.com)
I hope that helps.
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
I recently bout a canon xl1 but is curious to how i import footage from it into my new Imac? I have final cut express4 for my editing...CAN ANYBODY HELP ME WITH THIS? WHAT firewire cable do i need?
Posted on May 26, 2010
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