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I have to put a movie on my mac mini (first version). i have the right cable but how do i do it?

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I can't get the movies from the mini DV to my mac.

You will not be able to directly copy them to your mac. You will need to capture the video from the camcorder onto your computer using imovie. If you do not know how to do this let me know the Mac OS version you are using so that I can give you the detailed instructions

Jun 14, 2011 | Canon MV950 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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I Have a Sony DCR-HC90 and I'm having trouble connecting my camera into my mac. I Have a usb cable but the camera won't connect to my computer

USB will only download still photos or movie shorts stored on a card. eg memory stick.
If no card is in the camera then no connection.
If you wish to capture movies stored on the tape, you will require a firewire cable to connect.
Use iMovie to capture the footage or another Mac application like Final Cut if availble on your Mac.

Apr 16, 2011 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC90 Mini DV Digital...

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Hello, I want to download video clips from my Optura 50 tape onto my mac computer, and I have various adobe software applications available like final cut pro

You will require a firewire cable to connect to the Mac. Usually a 4 to 6 pin cable, the newer Macs use a 9 pin version.
iMovie will do the job as will Final Cut.

Mar 24, 2011 | Canon Optura 50 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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I've lost the installation disc and want to transfer mini dv films from my canon mv930 to my computer

According to page 80 of the user manual for this camera (click here for manual), the installation disk will not help you with transferring movies from your camera to your computer.

The instructions state that you will need a computer with a 4 or 6 pin DV (firewire) interface adapter, a 4 to 4 pin or 4 to 6 pin DV interface cable, and the movie software that came with your computer. According to the user manual, drivers for this DV interface are built-in to Windows 98 and later versions of Windows.

Assuming you have a Windows computer, I would suggest using Windows Movie Maker to import and edit your movies from your camera. If you have a Mac, then iMovie will be able to handle this very nicely.

The 4 to 4 DV interface cable is available here: (click here)

The 4 to 6 DV interface cable is available here: (click here)

Your computer will have to have a 4 or 6 pin firewire adapter either built-in to it or provided by an add-on card of some sort.

If you provide the make, model number, and operating system of your computer, I may be able to suggest some sources for the firewire adapter if available.

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Mar 05, 2011 | Canon MV930 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Nb gs5. i need to save my recorded video to my computer

Connect to the computer with a firewire cable.
iMovie (Mac( or Movie Make (PC) should be on your computer to capture with.

Feb 23, 2011 | Panasonic NV-GS5B Mini DV Digital...

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Usb device not support in computer?

USB will transfer your still photos to a PC.
If you wish to copy movie files you will require a firewire cable and ports.
Usually a 4 to 6 pin firewire cable depending on the computer. eg laptop verses Desktop/Mac.


Feb 16, 2011 | Panasonic NV-DS50EN Mini DV Digital...

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I have a Panasonic PV-GS39 and want to put my movies onto computer that's running on windows 7. Using the USB cable doesn't work. Will the firewire cable really work or am I just out of luck? Thanks for...

This type of camera usually downloads better with a Firewire (DV) connection. Some mini-DV cameras only use the USB connection (if they have one) for stills and can only download video by Firewire. This is because you have to play the tape into the computer, not just copy a file. The way it works on my computer, the camera is controlled by the computer software.

Most PCs have a USB port, but no Firewire port. Macs often have a Firewire port but may not have USB. As most Windows PCs do not come with this interface, you might need to fit an add-on Firewire interface card. This will come with a driver for the card.

Whether this will work with Windows 7, I am not sure. My Mini-DV camera, using a Firewire cable, didn't need any camera driver loaded to the computer, just the movie editor that came with Windows XP.

Dec 07, 2010 | Panasonic PV-GS39 Mini DV Digital...

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I am looking for a way to download to my harddrive the mini dV to the drive itself, any suggestions? Mark

you need Ulead 11 (20 bucks at Ebay) program and a firewire cable. install the program. connect the camera to the computer with the firewire cable turn the camera on and put on play mode. follow the on screen prompt.

Apr 06, 2010 | Canon ZR-950 Mini DV Camcorder

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Transfer video recordings to computer.

after you put the cable plug IE1394 into the card IE 1394 your computer or laptop you can use movie maker on microsoft with capture or edit on the movie maker you can import and capture form camera for USB you must have movie box ( pinnacal ) change IE 1394 to USB57b383f.png
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Jan 08, 2009 | Canon MV920 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Export movie from an older TRV68 to computer


I purchased a canon elura 100. The 100 has a AV -> DV converter. This allow you to tunnel your Sony via a 3.5mm 4-pole mini AV to mini AV camcorder A/V cable to your computer.

Sony (via AV out) -> (AV) Canon -> PC/Mac (DV) via fire wire cable

Feb 12, 2008 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV68 Camcorder

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