Originally posted by BTP:
So anyone have a clue as to how it the hell I get video off this hunk of @&!*?
Step 1: Buy a nice normal mini-DV based camcorder (screw this microMv crap) that has analog pass-through. Something like a dependable Canon Elura/Optura/ZR series or Sony TRV series.
Step 2: Output it analog via your hunk of @&!*'s supplied "to TV" connectors to a female-female RCA relay to the NEW normal mini-DV camera's analog input.
Step 3: Connect the NEW nice normal mini-DV camera via firewire to your Mac.
Step 4: Set-up iMovie or FCP or FCE or Avid or whatever it is you use to capture the video.
Step 5: Sell your over-priced media-format-challenged and codec-challenged non-conformist microMV hunk of @&!* to someone who wants it and get your money back somehow.
Step 6: Buy a shuttlepro media controller from the money you saved by selling your over-priced hunk of @&!* and replacing it with a BETTER and most likely CHEAPER mini-DV universally-accepted codec-using camcorder.
Step 7: Enjoy a life of long-term compatibility and happy editing!