How do I get computers to recognize Sony MiniDV Camera?
March 1, 2010 8:33 AM Subscribe
Why can't I capture video from a Sony MiniDV camera's firewire (i.link) port?
posted by sswiller to computers & internet (3 answers total)
I bought a used Sony PDX10, and I'm trying to capture a MiniDV tape to my Mac Powerbook G4 with a brand new firewire cable. First, I tried daisy-chaining the camcorder to my Firewire drive, and it beach-balled. Second, I tried plugging the firewire directly into my laptop. The laptop doesn't recognize the device (in iMovie and FCP). When I run System Profiler and click Firewire, it says 'Firewire Bus:' or 'Firewire Bus: Maximum Speed Up to 400 Mb/s'. I tried this all in a different Mac, and I got the same result. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Could it be a bad cable? Bad camcorder?