Connect your DV camcorder or VTR to Your Mac
Follow the below instruction how to connect a camcorder to your Mac with the FireWire, in order to transfer the video from your camcorder to your Mac.
Step1. Connect the 4-pin connector on one end of your FireWire cable to the 4-pin FireWire port on your camcorder.
Keep mind: Some DV decks may use 6-pin FireWire connector instead of a 4-pin connector. Make sure your FireWire cable matches the connector on your video device.
Step2. Connect the 6-pin connector on the other end of your FireWire cable to a FireWire 400 port on your computer.
Step 3. Turn on your VTR or camcorder, and switch it to VCR (or VTR) mode.
Note: What is FireWire
FireWire (also called IEEE 1394a or i.LINK) is the consumer and professional standard for DV-format digital video. DV devices typically use FireWire 400 connectors. There are two kinds of FireWire 400 connectors: a 4-pin connector (typically used to connect to video equipment such as camcorders or decks) and a 6-pin connector (used to connect to computer equipment). However, some newer video equipment uses the 6-pin connector and some video cards use the 4-pin connector.