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MooseOnMac
02-12-2017, 05:15 PM
Recently I found an old camcorder and some old home videos in my basement, and I want to import the tapes from the camera to my mac so that I can keep them in case something happens to the tapes. How would I do this? There is a cable that hooks up the camera from what I think is a USB type Mini B to USB type A, but I tried plugging it into my computer and it doesn't show up. I tried it with the camera on both record and player settings, but it doesn't seem to have an effect.

Any help is appreciated! :D

ferrarr
02-12-2017, 10:38 PM
You can not transfer video through USB. You will need to use FireWire.

What Mac do you have?

chscag
02-12-2017, 11:15 PM
Here's an adapter you can use from your camcorder to your iMac which should transfer the video as Bob has advised: LINK (https://www.amazon.com/Apple-Thunderbolt-to-Firewire-Adapter/dp/B00SQ2CJUS)

MooseOnMac
02-16-2017, 07:58 PM
You can not transfer video through USB. You will need to use FireWire.

What Mac do you have?

Thanks! I'm using a late 2012 27" iMac