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Transfer mini-DVs to computer video files

Posted by Philip L.

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Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

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Thursday, 31st Aug 2017
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I have a Sony DCR HC96 Handy-cam with a number of miniDV cassettes that I want to upload to my 2015 Macbook (running Sierra).

The macbook has a USB-C port only, but I have a USB adaptor for it. Alternatively I have other mac equipment with various ports.

What I need is someone to physically show me how I can do this transfer into my i-movie application
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I can come to you and guide you through this any time over the weekend. It now seems like you have all the required equipment
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Hi Philip. The USB option won't work as tape based media can only be streamed in real time via FireWire for that type of camera. I am also able to have a look at the MacBook. If you don't care about the data on it, I can load a fresh install of Mac OS X on it. Feel free to accept my offer so we can exchange phone numbers. Maybe easier to talk on the phone!
Philip L.poster
Hi steve, this is a saga! I got out the 2006 MB pro that I last turned on 2-3 years ago - it wouldn't start, I have been in touch with applecare and have an appointment at Robina on Monday. I am not over confident it will co.e back to life. I have another lead, USB to a camera style port (photo attached) that would fit my cam corder, would this work? A third option is my La Cie hard drive has a 6 pin firewire port, would this work? The final option is for me to buy 2 Belkin adaptors, a thunderbolt to 9/9 pin firewire port and a 9/9 firewire to 9/4 firewire cable for $100 which is my least preferred option!!
Once I can establish the way forward I will accept your quote for $100. I'm away in Brisbane most of next week but then daytime the 27/28th, or 30/31 would suit.
regards Philip
Philip L.poster
I'm not sure the port is the same as your photo, but I have attached a photo of what I have (its the port near my thumb with the 'Y' on top) - it is a 6 pin port, and my videocam port is 4 pin but the wire I have goes from 4 pin to 6 pin and fits. I also have an older spare hard drive I could use.
Philip L.poster
Hi Steve, I have an much older disused macbook pro that appears to have a firewire port, for which I have a lead.
Is it possible top transfer the video onto this and then transfer the video files to my macbook (or later macbook pro) ?

( I never got an email alert for your last post hence the delayed response, but i will check on the airtasker site from now on)

regards Philip
Hi Philip, that could work. Is it similar to this photo? The best way here would be to transfer the video to an external hard drive as the video from 15 MiniDV tapes could be huge. You can then connect that to any computer you wish
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Thanks Philip, without an adaptor, you can't connect the FireWire to your MacBook as it is a newer model.
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