letyourselfgrow-deactivated2012 asked: Hello, I'm pretty new to using filming with mini DV's and as I was finishing up a project, I began to realize that I'm not to sure how to edit my project because my laptop doesn't have the right type of firewire port. You seemed like the right person to go to because, well, you're clearly an experienced Filmer! Do you know of any alternative ways I could transfer my projects on to my computer that's not too expensive? If you do, could you drop me a line on what to do? Thanks!
It’s been a while since I’ve used mini DV. But depending on what you have Premire (Windows) or Final Cut (Mac) there should be a tape to transfer setting. Another option is to use a post house to transfer the tape to digital files. There are also transfer methods to capture video from SD signals via contraptions (sorry I’m not brushed up on this) that you can get readily at Best Buy. Do some research you’re not out if options yet.