Best way to connect 4-Pin FireWire 400 camcorder to new iMac?

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Best way to connect 4-Pin FireWire 400 camcorder to new iMac?
Nov 1, 2012

I've got an old Sony camcorder with a bunch of tapes that I want to digitize when I get my new iMac next month. The camcorder has a 4-pin FireWire port.

I also have some older 8mm tapes that I want to convert. The camcorder used to play them through the FireWire port so they could be recorded on the Mac, but I don't know if that's the case with the S-video and composite ports.

I'm thinking that I want to stick with the FireWire port for quality, but please correct me if my assumption is wrong.

I'd prefer a 4 pin FireWire to Thunderbolt cable/adapter, but I haven't seen any of those.

Any suggestions?

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