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Sony trv17e to work with imac

I can't seem to be able to download my movies from my sony trv17e to my imac with osx .I tried using USB as well as firewire but my mac wont recognise the camera. ps my imac is new. Can anyone help please and explain it to me in lament terms because I'm new to MAC's.

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