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Sony DCR-TRV530 firewire connection not recogized on Mac; won't import or capture video

The camcorder will not connect to imac. Have tried two different computers and a powered firewire hub. Could firewire port on the camcorder be bad and what are other options to get video to computer? When connected to the iMac, the system profiler shows "unable to list firewire devices"

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    I am trying to connect a Sony TRV530 to my IMAC. Nothing is happening nor are any applications starting on the MAC.  I am using a firewire.  I tested the firewire on myPC Laptop and it recognized and talked with the camcorder just fine.


    Any suggestions?

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Try to use USB wire and then install the driver to your pc. hope that helps you!


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