iMovie Help

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Palmer, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Palmer macrumors member

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    I got my first Mac today (Mackbook 1.83GHz w/ 512 mb ram) and I am having some trouble importing video to iMovie with my Panasonic PV GS300, it uses USB 2.0.

    iMovie said something about importing the video to my HD but I don't now how to do that.

    If anyone can help me that would be great.
     
  2. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    there is a little switch in iMovie on the left hand side, that toggles between clip view, and camera view i think. slide it to the side with the little camera icon.

    your camera needs to be plugged in before you start up imovie, and set to VCR mode, not camera mode.
     
  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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  4. dejo Moderator

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    That camera should have a FireWire port also. Use that instead. It's easier.

    EDIT: The port is labeled DV.
     
  5. Palmer thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks a lot

    What kind of Firewire cable do I need to buy to work with my camcorder?
     
  6. dejo Moderator

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    You're welcome.

    I'm pretty sure the kind of FireWire cable you need is a 4-pin to 6-pin. Something like this:

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    Belkin Digital Camcorder FireWire Cable, 4-Pin to 6-Pin

    Oh, and there's plenty of other vendors besides Belkin for this.
     
  7. Palmer thread starter macrumors member

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    I got the FireWire Cable, 4-Pin to 6-Pin and it works great.

    Thanks for the help
     
  8. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    To possibly clarify -- many digital camcorders also have a digital still camera included as well. The video is stored on the tape, disc, or HD; the still photos are stored on the memory card. My camcorder uses USB 2.0 to download the still photos into iPhoto and the 4-pin FireWire cable to download the digital video into iMovie. And never the two shall meet. :D
     

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