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hi all,

i'm new to a mac and also to these forums. I have an old sony camcorder, model no:CCD-TR748E and i'm looking to get the video off it and onto my mac to have a play with imovie, only problem is i dont know how, all the instruction say is how to get it to link to a vcr?

any help would be much appreciated!!

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Hi!

You've got an older camera there that records to tape and (unless I found the wrong manual) doesn't have Firewire. You'll need a video capture device to be able to capture the footage.

Something like:

Elgato Video Capture

You'd connect the video and audio out of the camcorder into something like the Elgato Video Capture product and play on the camcorder and set the software to record. Once it's done the video file will be on your computer ready for you to use.

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cheers for that, i've had a butchers though and its bloody expensive for what it is, plus i only have around 3 tapes that need transferring over (never used it that much!!) any chance anyone knows of a cheaper way??
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If you only have three tapes that need transferring, I'd see if there are any video duplication services in town that will do that for you. You'll get better results that way anyway, since they use much more professional-level equipment.
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