How Can I Transfer Old Hi8 Video to My Computer?

Episode 1817 (14:00)

Charles from Virginia Beach, VA
Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

Charles has an old Hi8 video and a Sony camera that is connected to FireWire (i.Link). He wants to get the data off it. Leo says the problem is that computers don't support FireWire anymore natively. So Charles would need to get a USB3 to i.Link adapter cable. iLink to USB2 would probably be too slow. Using a Mac Mini with a thunderbolt to i.Link cable would be even better since thunderbolt and FireWire are very similar. Then, all Charles needs is to playback the video and record using iMovie and he's golden. More details here - and