Capturing video from Sony DCR-HC96 on intel iMac?!

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
I have a 2 month old intel iMac and I just got a Sony DCR-HC96. What is the video capturing software on my imac? The manual says that I should use the video capture software that comes with mac OSX (A CD w/ software is provided for Windows, though). A little help would be appreciated greatly!



~~Quentin

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Quentin

    I have a 2 month old intel iMac and I just got a Sony DCR-HC96. What is the video capturing software on my imac? The manual says that I should use the video capture software that comes with mac OSX (A CD w/ software is provided for Windows, though). A little help would be appreciated greatly!



    ~~Quentin




    iMovie
  • Reply 2 of 6
    quentinquentin Posts: 13member
    Yeah, I figured it out about 10 minutes after posting this. Once I opened imovie and created a new project, the computer found the camera and I could do everything I needed right there. It is slightly embarrassing that it was that easy and it took me that long to figure it out. I was certain that I needed to install some software or something. Figures that it would be ridiculously simple.



    ~~Quentin
  • Reply 3 of 6
    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    Welcome to the World Of Mac?.



    Think "what is the most obvious way of doing something?"... and it usually is.



    Simple.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    raroraro Posts: 1member
    I just bought a hc96 and laready have a macbook pro

    Was wondering if it was possible to use the camera through usb with my mac

    And more how should i do it ?

    Or do i need to buy a iLink(firewire) cable ?



    gr

    R
  • Reply 5 of 6
    For video, you will have to get a Firewire cable. The USB port should work for importing still images taken as such into iPhoto, though.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,946member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by raro View Post


    I just bought a hc96 and laready have a macbook pro

    Was wondering if it was possible to use the camera through usb with my mac

    And more how should i do it ?

    Or do i need to buy a iLink(firewire) cable ?



    Unfortunately, no video camera seems to include a firewire cable even it's the only way for them to transfer video. I don't see how it's so difficult to include one when the two I've bought include a USB cable.



    The biggest limitation is that most computers with a firewire port either have the 4 pin or 6 pin jack, but for a generally expensive device, I think an extra cost of $10 for including two cables would be preferable over the cost of having to make a special trip get one or the delay in ordering one.
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