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Sony TRV350 on Mac Question

Hi,

I noticed/read about your 350 (I have one) and would like to know if you or to your knowledge anybody has been able to capture video from it on the Mac iMovie 08 application.

My iMac recognizes my camera and will capture a couple of seconds of movie and then stops.

Apple support tells me that I have to turn on “ilink” on the camera menu prior to taping the movie (I have not figured that out yet) but my main goal is like yours to capture the dozens of tapes worth of old movies and convert them to DVDs.

Thanks.

Minoo Billimoria
Sun, 09 Dec 2007 22:32:14 +0000

You are using the DV Firewire (iLink) connection right? I don't believe there is a iLink on/off option. iLink is on when you plug the cable in. The only related option is the USB Streaming on/off in the menus. But that doesn't effect iLink operation. And I don't believe you are using the USB cable, right?

Chieh Cheng
Mon, 10 Dec 2007 18:45:01 +0000

Yes, I am using the iLink connection.
DV from the camera and the Firewire on the iMac.
The application will capture about 2 seconds of the movie and stop.

Minoo Billimoria
Tue, 11 Dec 2007 01:38:09 +0000

If you just push play on the camcorder, does it stop after 2 seconds? Does it do the same if you use a different tape?

Chieh Cheng
Tue, 11 Dec 2007 01:42:59 +0000

No, if I push play on the camera it plays all the way.

Yes, I have tried different tapes with same result.

Minoo Billimoria
Tue, 11 Dec 2007 08:03:39 +0000

Hi,

I thought I would share this response from Sony.
So far I have done pretty much everything that has been recommended, but iMovie 08 does not seem to work with the TRV350.

-----Original Message-----
From: Custserv [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: Camcorder: Digital

Minoo Billimoria,

Thank you for contacting Sony Online Support.

We're sorry for the difficulties you are experiencing in transferring the recordings from your Sony DCR-TRV350 camcorder to your Macintosh computer, using the i.LINK connection. The camcorder does not need a driver to download digital video to a computer. The (IEEE-1394) capture device,
however, needs the driver to connect and download images from the camcorder to the PC properly; therefore, the device which requires the driver is the (IEEE-1394) capture device. You may need to contact the manufacturer of your capture card for the CODEC for this unit in order to connect and
download to your PC.

After some research, we're happy to provide the following article. Please click the URL link below to review the information on connecting a camcorder to an Apple Macintosh computer to transfer video:

How to connect a camcorder to an Apple® Macintosh® computer to transfer video.

NOTE: Please select 'Digital8R and Mini DV' from the URL above.

We hope this information is helpful to you. However, if you need further assistance, do not hesitate to reply to this message.

Thank you for the opportunity to be of assistance.

Your Sony Email Response Team
CP5F

Minoo Billimoria
Tue, 11 Dec 2007 08:07:38 +0000

When I connect the Firewire cable to my G$ Powerbook, my camera reads "AV IN".
The "S video" cable gets me nothing!!
I have the SONY DCR TRV350. I need to get the video from the tape to the Image Capture program on my Mac.

Can you help me?

Skip Pierce
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 20:27:57 +0000

Hi, Skip. I use a Powerbook too. Normally, I use iMovie for my video captures.

I've never used the Image Capture before so I'd have to check when I get home.

I think the S-Video on the PB is for out only. But don't quite me on that.

Paul
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 21:42:51 +0000

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