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    usb Instead of DV
    is there away to get video off of a DVM60 tape from a camcorder using usb
    sintead of firewire (DV) if so what program? im using tiger 10.4.10

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    i dont have no mac's
    have you even tried to see if i twould work in iMovie?
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    Sure... Many DV cams will let you transfer video via USB instead of firewire. The trouble is, for some reason they are almost all USB 1.1 and thus the transfer rate is so low, you're going to be disgusted with what you get (I believe the video transfered, assuming you can do it, will be 320x240 at 15fps rather than the standard 640x480 at 30fps you will get via firewire).

    Any reason you can't use firewire?

    FYI, firewire and DV are not interchangeable terms. Firewire is an interface, and DV is the format used by digital camcorders to store video onto tape.

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    actually no i aint tried imovie duh silly me
    its a bit late now ill try it in morning.

    cant use firewire cuz i dont have the lead

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    IIRC, iMove will only work with Firewire. It may have changed, but not that I have heard.


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    yeah its firewire only it doesnt show up as anything via usb on my macbook pro.

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    Shame. Still, you wouldn't have been pleased with the quality you'd have gotten from the USB connection. I know that in the states, USB cables used to be fairly expensive, but they've really become a bit of a commodity item lately. I assume by your use of the word lead that you're in the UK, and I can't imagine you shouldn't be able to find one for around ten quid over there.

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    yeah they are quite cheap the firewire leads. its not my camera its my uncles anyways so hes going to do it when he gets back to Germany. i have a digital camera dont use it mch tho its only 7.1 mega pixels with 3x optical not that good.

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