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    Hi, I have a Sony HD-PJ10, and so far I've been using USB (of course, slowest data transfer known to man) and I'm looking to upgrade and a get a cord for the HDMI. However, I have HDMI output on my vidcam, but my computer (mac) has a Thunderbolt port. Am I looking for a cord that will have Thunderbolt on one end and HDMI on the other? There's also another port directly underneath the HDMI and it *looks* like Thunderbolt but I can't be sure. It has the little USB logo thingy next to it but it doesn't look anything like USB. HELP!
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    afaik thunderbolt to hdmi adapters are only for connecting a mac to a display. what you would need is something to "capture" the hdmi output of the cam and transfer it to the mac over the thunderbolt.
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    OK for HDMI capture to Thunderbolt you need the BlackMagic UltraStudio Express capture device $495 (shipping Q2 2012)
    http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/ultrastudio3d/
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    Wait....then you're saying I'm stuck with usb without spending a bunch of money? What about the other port? Because it looks like a thunderbolt port.
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    Originally Posted by Archenbow View Post
    Wait....then you're saying I'm stuck with usb without spending a bunch of money? What about the other port? Because it looks like a thunderbolt port.
    Someday you will be able to buy a camcorder with Thunderbolt out.

    What other port?
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    Wait....then you're saying I'm stuck with usb without spending a bunch of money? What about the other port? Because it looks like a thunderbolt port.

    rtfm? cam has usb/hdmi mini/component/s-video/composite out.
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    There's a second port underneath the HDMI outlet. And it looks like a thunderbolt, but I just want to make sure. I just looked at it again and it looks like Thunderbolt, but it's a little stumpier. And it has the USB three cord logo thing. What is that? And can I use it? It also has individual colored video and audio outlets. Like headphone plugs kind of thing. What are those for if I use HDMI to hook up to an external display?
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    Originally Posted by Archenbow View Post
    There's a second port underneath the HDMI outlet. And it looks like a thunderbolt, but I just want to make sure. I just looked at it again and it looks like Thunderbolt, but it's a little stumpier. And it has the USB three cord logo thing. What is that? And can I use it? It also has individual colored video and audio outlets. Like headphone plugs kind of thing. What are those for if I use HDMI to hook up to an external display?
    Are you talking about the analog A/V R port?

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    For that you need a BlackMagic Intensity Pro but that won't work in a Mac. Elgato makes an HD component capture device for Mac.
    http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/EyeTV-HD/product3.en.html
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    Yea it's that little one underneath the HDMI. I don't see any information about it. What is it? And what are the video and sound outlets for above the HDMI?
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    Analog component YPbPr video and RCA type stereo audio. Both lower quality than HDMI or AVCHD file transfer.

    The round minijacks are probably headphones and external mic.

    Didn't you get a manual? You can find one here.
    http://www.docs.sony.com/release/HDRCX360V-PJ10-PJ30V-PJ50V-XR160_handbook.pdf
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    Hm. So basically without spending an considerable chuck of $ Im stuck with USB?
    Oh yea huh, I guess my manual might help....I'll have to dig out the box that it came in.
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    Originally Posted by Archenbow View Post
    Hm. So basically without spending an considerable chuck of $ Im stuck with USB?
    Oh yea huh, I guess my manual might help....I'll have to dig out the box that it came in.
    Doesn't that cam have a flash card slot? Normal import from an AVCHD cam is via flash card device. That would be much faster. Of course nothing is easy on a Mac. Talk to the genius.
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