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
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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.
If you mean a driver to transfer the video to your computer via firewire (ieee1394), then you are in luck! No driver is needed. As long as you have a correctly installed firewire port on your computer, a firewire connecting cable, and video editing software, you should be able to easily transfer video to your system. Connect the camera to the computer via the firewire cable. Turn on the camera. Put the camera in playback mode. Startup Windows Movie Maker or iMovie if on a Mac or whatever video program you prefer. Should be an option for "capture" or "import from camera". Use that and you are good to go!
There is a great manual here: http://www.sony.co.uk/support/ShowExternalPage.action?product=DCR-HC14E&supportProductModelName=DCR-HC14E&linkType=manual&isRegistered=false&site=odw_en_GB&pageType=manualPopup§iontype=Support&externalUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpdf.crse.com%2Fmanuals%2F3089850112.pdf&externalLinkType=manual And in short the I.link is a 1394 port or firewire port You should be good to go
Yes, you can capture camcorder video from a miniDV camcorder using a FireWire cable and video capture software. Your computer came pre-installed with Windows Movie Maker, or iMovie (if you are on a Mac).
FireWire, IEEE 1394 and iLink are all the same thing. There are 4 and 6 pin FireWire cords. My guess is that you need a 4pin to connect to your camcorder and a 6 pin to connect to your computer. But it all depends on what ports you have available.
You can get a FireWire cord for less than $10 at most computer electronics stores