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    DCR-TRV530 problems with IMAC

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    DCR-TRV530 problems with IMAC
    I am new to the mac world and just purchased the 9pin to 4pin cable today so that I could download my movies from my camera to imovie but this thing will not find the camera. I have tried multiple things like putting the mac to sleep and checking the connections, turning the camera to vcr mode and then starting the mac back up still no luck anyone help??

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    DCR-TRV530 problems with IMAC

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    What "thing" won't find the camera? The Mac or iMovie? One major difference between Mac and Windows is that on a Mac, it won't necessarily notify you when you plug a piece of equipment unless it needs to for some reason. It won't notify you of the camera being connected, but if it's a supported camera, iMovie should recognize it when you try to import footage...

    I should note that I'm not guaranteeing it will work - there have been some people that have had problems with their camcorders on firewire with 10.6.x
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    DCR-TRV530 problems with IMAC
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    After hooking up the camera, and turning it on, check System Profiler to see is OS X is seeing the camera. I also, very recently, saw someone complain that their camera took several minutes to be seen. Although I thought that was a USB camera, not a Firewire one.

    I've also seen people have issues connecting Firewire cameras to Firewire 800 ports on newer Macs. I don't know if this is common problem, or related to 10.6.
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    DCR-TRV530 problems with IMAC

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    Sorry about not being specific, I meant that the mac nor imovie are recognizing the camera. I connect the camera with the firewire and then open imovie with no luck. I click on import from camera and it just shows the webcam and that is it. I left the camera connected for quite some time last night with no luck. I checked the System Profiler and the computer is not seeing the camera. Any help is greatly appreciated I do not want to buy a new camera.

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    DCR-TRV530 problems with IMAC
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    What about answers to the other things we've asked.

    Do you know that the cable it good? Could it have a short? Does the camera require any setup when being connected to the computer? Is it in playback mode when connected?

    There isn't any guarantee that anything we suggest can help. Especially if there is a problem with Apple's tool set up.
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    DCR-TRV530 problems with IMAC

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    Quote Originally Posted by xstep View Post
    What about answers to the other things we've asked.

    Do you know that the cable it good? Could it have a short? Does the camera require any setup when being connected to the computer? Is it in playback mode when connected?

    There isn't any guarantee that anything we suggest can help. Especially if there is a problem with Apple's tool set up.
    I just purchased the cable yesterday at my local Best Buy store. I searched Sony's website and could not find any required drivers or software for this camera when using a mac and I have the camera in playback/vcr mode.

    I have a new IMAC purchased two weeks ago. So I guess it has the latest software

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