Will these work with the Mac? Sounds like the latter one might not, if it's asking for an Intel drive.
I deal with audio transfers more than video so I'm probably not the *expert* authority on this.
Hmmm... I'm having a hunch that it would, but not having used it don't take my word for it.
I can provide this info anyways if it will help.......
I have always done business with three popular companies for Mac stuff (in no particular order of preference):
Hours: 24 hours a day - 7 days a week
Hours: M-F: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. PST
Sat: 7a.m. to 6 p.m. PST
MacMall Sales 1-800-MACMALL
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
MacMall Technical Support 1-800-760-0300
Hours: 6:00am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time)
All of their email response is very good but there is the waiting period.
If you have the time to call and talk to one of their reps live, simply tell them what
equipment you are wanting to hook up to what computer/OS to import into iMovie
and they will fix you up. Then all you have to do is write down the figures and choose
who you want to buy from. Simple as that.
Now in this community I believe there are other Mac users with vastly more experience
tranferring video. So you may want to wait for some input from them. Good luck on your project!
Yeah, I checked out my mini dv camera and there's no RCA port. HOWEVER, the salesman at te Sony outlet added an RCA cable to my package, so I'm going over there today to raise some questions.
I'll give those Mac stores a call, too. Eventually I need to burn these onto a DVD format, so I will be investing in a burner, and hopefully I can get two machines in one.
My parents canon does the same thing iirc. A little less space required for that, you just need their cable to hook it up. The cable comes with the cam though.
I called Apple and they quoted me some ungodly amounts of money for a *grabs paper* "Analog to DV converter" and a "storage DVR", they suggest a dual layer on the latter.
A friend suggested if I had an RCA port on the mini DV camera to use that to transfer the VHS footage, then import it into iMovie. Then i could just purchase a regular TV DVR and burn the discs that way. That's be much more affordable but without the RCA port on the camera looks like I have another investment to deal with.
I was on the comcast tech support line for 2 hours tonight, and nothing they said helped (actually, they offered no insight into why this might not be working) and I had already tried everything they suggested.
I think debian for m68k will fit on that. I don't plan to use x11 on it (I don't even think I have a mac monitor).