Sure hope someone can help, I've asked this question on Apple forums but no real luck. I just purchased my first MBP and I'm hoping to be able to connect my old Sony 8mm Camcorder (Model #DCR-TRV120) to my MBP in order to transfer old tapes onto DVD's but my computer won't recognize the camera when it plugged in. I'm using a brand new Firewire cable (FW400 - FW800) that is plugged into an Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter but my computer won't recognize the camera.

I've tried everything to get the computer to recognize the camera but nothing helps, even tried another Firewire cable. Any thoughts or idea's to fix this? Seems like it should all be pretty straight forward.