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I am trying to import Mini DV on my 2020 MacBook Pro. My camera is a 22 year old Sony HDR-HC7E. I have a 400 to 800 Firewire cable, and 2 Apple adaptors - Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 2 to 3. I have tried using iMovie which sees that a camera is plugged in but cannot import the video. I have also tried LifeFlix and it did not import the video either. My Sony camcorder is not on the list of camcorders supported by iMovie. Is there another software I could use to capture my videos?

  • Which version of macOS, which version of iMovie are you running? – nohillside Jan 11 at 11:01
  • It is also possible that you have too many adapter cables. I have seen instances of more than one adapter just not work. Also have you verified that all three cables/adapters work on their own? There could be a defective adapter/cable in the mix. – Steve Chambers Jan 11 at 18:38

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