Question about Sony Handycam DCR-VX2100 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Recording onto a mini dv tape from Mac computer Via firewire

Does anyone know how to record out to the VX2100 from Mac Pro (FCP).
I am having trouble getting my VX2100 to see the video signal coming into the camera... in fact I can't get it to see anything at all.
I really need help with this... what do I push on the camera to get it to see the incoming video signal from the computer?
This should be easy---but somehow it's not.
Thanks!!!

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I have successfully recorded to a mini Dv tape from my computer however I connected my PC to the VX2100 using the RCA inputs. I have an adapter that I purchased from best buy that provides the RCA input/output. If your able to connect that make sure to...

1. Turn you VX2100 to Play/Edit mode (not camera mode)
2. Insure the program on your mac has an external output otherwise you won't be able to record.
3. See if your video editing software (if your using one) has an option for record to tape or to camera. I use Vegas Studio and it has an option for that.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!

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