Setting Up a Basic System

The following are basic instructions for connecting a digital camera or card reader to your computer.

Figure. Diagram illustrating connecting a camera and card reader to a computer via USB or FireWire.

A basic Aperture system consists of the following equipment:

For information about setting up a computer and display, see the documentation that came with the computer and display.

To connect a camera or card reader to your computer
  • Connect your camera or card reader to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your camera or card reader.

    Figure. Illustration showing USB and FireWire cables.

    To ensure proper setup, see the documentation that came with your camera or card reader.