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02-22-2017, 01:37 PM
A relative recently died and I have a Mini-DVD from my Sony camera that I would like to copy and send to his wife.

Have no idea how to do this.

Running an iMac OS X El Capitan V. 10.11.6,
8 GB memory, Apple DVD multi recorder

02-22-2017, 05:57 PM
Apple DVD multi recorder
Do you mean a DVD Superdrive? Don't even think of putting the mini dvd in there. You won't get it out.

You'll probably need an external USB drawer type DVD Drive like this:
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/components-and-upgrades/cd-dvd-and-blu-ray-drives/asus-sdrw-08d2s-u-lite-external-slimline-sata-dvd-writer-black-21856102-pdt.html?istCompanyId=9a35962d-802d-4e67-9721-0a3328ca1f02&istItemId=xaqiwlmxt&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~1022+%28PLA%29+PC+COMPONENTS~Asus~Exa ct&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&s_kwcid=DS!700000001428953!68394054740!!!g!!PRODUC T+GROUP&device=c&ds_kids=92700011882969497&PLA=1&gclid=CjwKEAiAirXFBRCQyvL279Tnx1ESJAB-G-QvowvQzSZE1tI2kozO0ozsHQyXLUXX7Y58PN9qpG1CXhoCBjPw _wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CO2O65PZpNICFVAh0wodnsQABg

Then you can use Handbrake to get the video from the dvd.

02-22-2017, 06:30 PM
Can you connect your Sony camera to your iMac? What is the model of the Sony camera, is it a video camera?

02-22-2017, 07:58 PM
A neighbor had a similar Sony camera and she just connected the camera to her Mac via some cable and used the Sony software (I don't know its name) to transfer and create movies.

The long movies she then edited and then burnt to CD/DVD or whatever, but those seem to be becoming passť for some users these days.

- Patrick