How do I use firewire to take footage off my mini dv video camera?

Answer The camcorder should be switched to "Play", but you don't always get a pop-up telling you it's been connected. If Windows Movie Maker can't see the camcorder, try this:- Go into Device Manager (C... Read More »

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I have a mini DV camcorder, but no firewire port on my computer. Is there any way to get video on to my comp?

Just get a mini DV to USB cable. My Uncle has one.

Does anyone know how how transfer footage from a sony mini-dv camera to the internet?

You have a mini dv (cassette) camcorder.Your dv camcorder needs a firewire connection (ieee 1394) in order to download video, Firewire to usb will not work to download video. You might end up with ... Read More »

I have transferred video from mini DV via firewire, the images r blurry on the comp and any recorded dvdhelp?

Does your video look OK when you play it direct from the camcorder? If not, that's the place to start looking. Assuming it's OK, what do your unedited clips look like on the computer? They may s... Read More »

How can I edit video footage through my digital video camera on my computer?

You should have FireWire on both (it's an Apple invention) and should have no problems between the Mac and the Handicam with that FireWire cord ($25).Some Handicams did STREAM video and thus you sh... Read More »