Question by mr. know: How can you upload videos from a digital Sony videocamera that takes tape?
I’m doing a project for school and I had to film something on my video camera. It’s a Sony Digital Handycam and I’ve probably have had it for a couple of years now. I have a USB cord but when I connect it, I get the pictures on the memory stick also on it. How can I upload my video from the camera to my Mac? Do I need a different cord?
Answer by italiangriffey
I’m not completely sure, but to put video from a video camera on to your computer you need a firewire, not a USB. Before you go buy one, take a look at your camera/computer and see whether it is a 4 pin connection (a small thing that looks like a rectangle with a dent in it) or a 6 pin connection (a bigger one that is about the same size and shape as a USB cable). I think the reason you are getting pictures when you plug it in is because digital cameras use USB.
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