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How to use pass through with Sony DCR HC 40 and Mac iMovie?

Hi everybody, I'm trying to move my VCRs tapes to DVDs using the Sony's pass through feature to import to my computer and burn it in a DVD but so far... I can save from my VCR to the HC40 (and import to Mac from the camcorder) but I'd like to transfer direct to the Mac. Any suggestion???? Thanks, Alex. ps: I'm using MacOS X 10.3 and iMovie 4.

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Re: How to use pass through with Sony DCR HC 40 and Mac...

If it will work, the only tip is to leave the tape out of the Sony when trying passthrough.

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I am trying to down load video on dcr-pc101e pal tape to my mac. I have connected via usb but the mac does not seem to recognise the camera. How do I successfully download video to mac?


Use a firewire cable to connect your camera to your Mac. Have your camera at the place you want to start copying and put it in play back mode. Open iMovie in your Mac. In the iMovie window, move the little blue button to the left (to the camera icon). Then click the Import button at the bottom of your picture. If you haven't used iMovie before play around with it. It's a great movie editing program.
Good luck!

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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.

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I want to transfer video from sony Digital Video Camera Recorder DCR/TRV25E to my Macbook Pro. The camcorder uses Mini DV and I have a USB connection between the camcorder & Mac. Please let me know...


Hi - It's pretty easy. You would use the I.Link (Sony calls it) connector which is actually fire wire. So you would need a fire wire cable (about five dollars or so) between the camera and Mac, load up the built in Imovie software and you'll be ready to go.
Here's a link to a good video tutorial demonstrating the process.
http://video.about.com/desktopvideo/Apple-iMovie-video-capture.htm
Have Fun
Regards, Mikeywaf

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DCR-PC330E to MacBook Pro


unfortunatley all sony products only work on pc your best bet would be to transfere to dvd and import that way

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Sony DCR HC 40 E driver


I had purchased the laptop with Window Vista Home Premium OS. I am unable to connect my Mini DV Sony DCR HC 40 E through firewire. the laptop doesn't recognise mini DV. Please suggest proper driver & solution

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Hi, Well, congratulations on the new Mac upgrade.
You will be pleasantly surprised to hear that there is no mac software for any video camera.......
Because all the necessary software for any and all digital video cameras is built right into the MacOS and the iMovie application and the iPhoto Application.
So, all you have to do is connect your camera to your Mac, using the cable that came with your camera, either firewire or USB turn on the camera and then launch iMovie and the Mac will automatically recognize that a camera is connected and it will ask you if you want to import...
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Imovie imports Hi8 tape but not plain 8 tapes


What it is, is the standard 8mm tapes are not digital, and therefore won't import into imovie, unless you have the 8mm to Hi8 option enabled in playback mode, by setting it in the menu, under playback settings.

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Sony Handycam DVD103 with a Mac


You need iMovie to get the video and edit to mac.

Step 1: Connect camcorder to your Mac computer with cable (USB/Wifi)
Step 2: Select mode of camcorder such as PC/Computer mode Step 3: iMovie will automatic open Import window Step 4: If DVD Player automatic open. just quit DVD Player first Step 5: So Now, you can review your video or select "Import All"(make sure your switch is set to "Automatic") Step 6: If you select "Manual", you can import some clip to iMovie Step 7: If you import from Tape based device (DV/HDV), iMovie will automatic revise tape and import all Step 8: iMovie automatic create thumbnail video after complete import

links: How to get and Convert videos from HD Video camera/camcorder?
http://www.apple.com

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