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    Importing MiniDV tapes onto iMac running macOS sierra v10.12.3 using USB cable?
    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!

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    You can not transfer video through USB. You will need to use FireWire.

    What Mac do you have?
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Here's an adapter you can use from your camcorder to your iMac which should transfer the video as Bob has advised: LINK

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    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

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