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    Connecting via Firewire to the Macbook White 13" Unibody

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    Connecting via Firewire to the Macbook White 13" Unibody
    I know theres no firewire port on the white macbook 13" unibody but are there cable or adapters out there that will let me connect my camcorder to my macbook?

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    Connecting via Firewire to the Macbook White 13" Unibody

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    USB... Sorry, but you'll need to provide more info for more help.

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    Connecting via Firewire to the Macbook White 13" Unibody

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    Oh ok. My camcorder comes with a cable that ends with a male firewire. Is there a way of getting an adapter to connect with the male head of the firewire and get it into the usb? like female firewire to male usb or something?
    I'm yet to see one on amazon.co.uk

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    Connecting via Firewire to the Macbook White 13" Unibody

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Does your camcorder not have USB out?

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    Connecting via Firewire to the Macbook White 13" Unibody

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    No. The only slot is dv.

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    Connecting via Firewire to the Macbook White 13" Unibody
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    Not sure you can find a FW to USB adapter here but give it a try anyway as they have about the largest selection of adapters on the WEB.

    HDMI Cable, Home Theater Accessories, HDMI Products, Cables, Adapters, Video/Audio Switch, Networking, USB, Firewire, Printer Toner, and more!

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    Connecting via Firewire to the Macbook White 13" Unibody

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    Thanks will check it out!

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    Connecting via Firewire to the Macbook White 13" Unibody
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    As far as I know, there is no other way to download from a DV camcorder, other than by Firewire. I believe it's because Firewire transmits a constant stream of data(which is what video is) but USB transmits in packets, so even if you found an adaptor you could transfer data files but not video.

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    Connecting via Firewire to the Macbook White 13" Unibody

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    Ah.. So the only way would be using a friends computer with a firewire port or by buying something along the lines of a sony dv deck?

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    Connecting via Firewire to the Macbook White 13" Unibody
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    Don't know about the Sony, but yes to your friends computer.

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    Connecting via Firewire to the Macbook White 13" Unibody

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    Ah ok cool

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    Connecting via Firewire to the Macbook White 13" Unibody
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    Yeah, there's no Firewire-to-USB adapters. A few companies tried, but they a) didn't work and b) cost a fortune.

    If you could hop into a time machine and head for let's say the year 2015, you might EASILY be able to find a FW-to-Thunderbolt adapter, but of course you don't yet have Thunderbolt and those adapters haven't yet appeared (but they will!).

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