1. Power on camera.
2. Hit the menu button and scroll to VCR SET. Set A/V->DV OUT to ON.
3. Use Sony i.Link cable to connect DV end to camera and FireWire end to computer.
4. Open iMovie or app of choice and it should connect to the camera and allow you to import.
iMovie will rewind the tape for you but you may not necessarily want it to do that. If you don’t, just start the import process from anywhere on the tape. Since it’s going to happen in real-time meaning that if you have 40 minutes of video, it will take 40 minutes of playback time to get the video off the MiniDV cartridge, plus the app’s processing time of the video. You can stop the import process at any time.