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Dallas Dodge
Thunderbolt and Canon video record and transfer?
on Sep 17, 2013 at 10:00:55 pm

Hi all,

I had a HV-40 camcorder which I used with Quicktime Pro 7 to instantly record and file video via a DV/Firewire cable to my iMac.

The camera broke and I got a new iMac with only Thunderbolt and USB inputs.

I would like to have a quick and easy method of recording onto my iMac like I did with the HV-40 and Quicktime Pro 7.

I've asked a lot of different people at both Apple, Canon and B&H.

All they can tell me is my best bet is to get a:

Canon HFM52

HDMI to Thunderbolt converter box

A software for the converter box?

Can anyone recommend a good camera (if this one isn't the best)A good converter box/ software for instantly getting the video files onto my computer?

The camera must be able to zoom so web cams are out of the equation.

The more user friendly/ fast this process can be the better, will be transferring large amounts of video very quickly.

Thank you!


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Gerald Berzins
Re: Thunderbolt and Canon video record and transfer?
on Dec 16, 2013 at 3:33:52 pm

Just get the thunderbolt to Firewire adapter from Apple or other 3rd parties. Note that the adapter is FW800 so you will need a firewire cable that has the mini FW400 on one end for your Canon HV40 and the other end is FW800. I have a Canon HV20 and it works just fine with my iMac 2013 thunderbolt ports.


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