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What is the differance between using the usb cable that came with my camera and firewire cable? will both work the same on a mac to transfer movies & photos?
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Both will work... Firewire will be much faster for large transfers like movies and large batches of images.

Check these links out:

USB 2 vs Firewire 400

FireWire 400 vs. FireWire 800

USB-2 vs Firewire 400 (again)
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Does your camera support firewire? The only cameras I know of that come with a built-in firewire port are EOS 1Ds Mark II's and other high end DSLR's. Or medium or large format camera backs.
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Do mean video camera or DSLR/Digital Camera? Either way, the camera has to support both protocols, and I don't think you can dump video with USB-2, at least not directly into iMovie.


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Do mean video camera or DSLR/Digital Camera? Either way, the camera has to support both protocols, and I don't think you can dump video with USB-2, at least not directly into iMovie.
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I very highly doubt the Olympus supports Firewire but the JVC should. Firewire is simply a faster way to connect and download files over USB 2.0 and that's really it.
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Is the Mini-DV a tape? If so, then you can only get the video off of it via iMovie and then only via Firewire. The Mini-DV tape will not mount as a drive and the extraction process must be controlled by iMovie. There may be other ways to do it, but none that I have found so far. If the Mini-DV is a small CD type disc, then I have NO idea.

Assuming the Olympus has a flash Card in it, then it should be USB only, and the card should mount on the desktop as a hard drive. You can drag the photos off, or use iPhoto to import them. I do both with my Nikon D50 (which is USB only btw).


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