am i SOL?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by chris200x9, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    ok i recently bought a camcorder that uses usb 2.0 and am trying to get it work with imovie....do i need firewire instead? cuz i dunno if it has a port on my cam :/
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    There are very few camcorders that don't have Firewire...USB is generally used just for transferring still photos from them. What make/model is it?
     
  3. chris200x9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    im not sure at the moment all i know as of now is its a sony handy cam...ill look later at the model number
     
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  6. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    you're not SOL if you return it and get one with FW support.
     
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Stick with MiniDV Camcorders with Firewire (i.link) ports for doing computer editing.
     
  8. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    You're probably going to have to take the files from the camera, and then import them into iMovie separately - you're likely to loose quite a bit of quality as well, IF you can import the files in the first place. Would you be able to exchange for a Firewire camera?
     

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