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2007 August 19th, 23:24
Hi. I have a brand new HV20 and I use a macintosh (I have two... a macbook pro and an iMac.) Can someone tell me the basics of getting video into my machines...down to which cables to use? I thought it was firewire, but there is no firewire out on the camera is there? By the way, I do have iMovie '08 installed, but everyone seems to say the previous version, iMovieHD was much better.
All help would be appreciated...thanks very much
2007 August 19th, 23:27
Have you read the manual yet?.There is a firewire out of the HV-20. All you have to do is find it!.
2007 August 19th, 23:35
All I see is a USB terminal, and an "HDV/DV terminal which they refer to as IEEE1394. Is there something else? In other words, do I need a special cable which is one thing on one end, and firewire on the other (the computer) end?
2007 August 19th, 23:50
IEEE 1394 is Firewire and, Yes...you'll need to buy a Firewire (IEEE 1394) Cable.
2007 August 20th, 00:43
thanks very much.
2007 August 20th, 07:57
Wait, shouldn't any regular camcorder firewire work?
2007 August 20th, 14:25
Yes, a regular inexpensive firewire cable will work as long as it has (here comes the technical terms:) the little firewire connector on one end and the regular sized end that plugs into your Mac's port.
The firewire out is on the cam, it is just a smaller port than you were looking expecting.
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