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Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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Samsung HMX-H200/iMovie 11 import prob

I have a Samsung HMX-H200 and I have been trying to resolve this issue since Xmas. When I import video from camcorder via USB or directly from the SDMC the import takes 10+ hours for about 3 hrs of 1080i HD video. Then when it is all done the video is jittery!! What gives? I have a 27 in 2011 iMac w/ 2.7 i5 and 16 GB of RAM. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thx
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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I don't know what the file size of your 1080/50i clip is but as iMovie imports it, it will be converting it to the Apple Intermediate Codec format(AIC) which, for 1080/60i converts at around 50Gb per hour of video. So, your 3hr video could end up at around 150Gb.

I've not used AVCHD video yet, but 10 hours seems a bit excessive.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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Yes it would play up. You need that size file to be downloaded unto a external hard drive.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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So i guess I need to upgrade my camcorder. Any suggestion? I want full 1080P and AVCHD camcorder that plays well w/ iMovie
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 06:09 AM   #5
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Firstly check if your camcorder is compatible with your system. To load 3 hours of video file on your computer and then expect it to play is asking a lot.
I always say and video work should go on an external drive.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 11:30 AM   #6
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I store all my HD vid on am external HD. I am looking at a Panasonic HC-V500K. Anyone have any advice on this camcorder?
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:41 PM   #7
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You might like to choose your camcorder based on information here:
http://help.apple.com/imovie/cameras...tml?lang=en_US
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 07:35 PM   #8
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Anyone have an experience using a Canon VIXIA HF M500?
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 05:48 AM   #9
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Dave has given you information regards your problem. Is that any help to you before moving on to more camcorder specs.
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