iPhoto support for camcorders

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  1. GigaWire macrumors 6502

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    So why doesn't iPhoto support iMporting still image files off say a Sony camcorder? Anyone here with a camcorder able to iMport your stills iNto iPhoto? I take stills with my camcorder while location scouting, and it would have been nice to pull these in through iPhoto. I think Apple kind of screwed up neglecting this device as a photo source; iF indeed they did.


    talk to me
     
  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    check

    Didya check whether u set the camcorder to memory card when u were importing the pictures? Maybe dats da problem.

    Or do ya take the pictures into the mini tape? Then of course it wont import...

    just a guess....



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  3. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    SORRY IT DOESN'T WORK
    I RANG APPLES SUPPORT OVER THE SAME THING
     
  4. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    iMovie

    Due to the fact that its a camcorder and not a digital camera although it can be used as one. I just use iMovie and save them at images.

    Maybe another chain of pain to fix!
     
  5. mywar2000 macrumors member

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    yeah, I spent all day (yesterday) trying to get...

    My sony trv 20 to import into iphoto. I think it has something to do with the fact that iphoto doesn't support firewire. On top of that hassle, imovie isn't registering my camera anymore... wtf?! it worked fine one day and not at all the next. damn.
     
  6. Quark macrumors regular

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    Firewire/iPhoto?

    I have a Sony DCR-PC110 camcorder.

    It has two main ports transferring data: Firewire and USB.

    The FireWire is excusively for the Video.

    The USB is exclusively for the stills.

    I'm pretty sure that yours has USB.

    Have you tried the USB port?

    rtfm:rolleyes:
     
  7. mywar2000 macrumors member

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    firewire only! :)

    Yeah that would be a solution... but no such luck. Thanks
     
  8. GigaWire thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ditto
     
  9. Quark macrumors regular

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    Got the Answer...

    Okay, I dug a little deeper and found a reasonable workaround for you guys... specifically the TRV20.

    If your DV camera, like the TRV20, stores the digital images on a memory stick, or compact flash, or smart media, or other type memory card, get a USB memory adapter.

    They shouldn't cost too much and you'll be able to take full advantage of iPhoto and importing your photos directly...

    I hope that this helps.

    I reread my earlier post and felt that I might have come across a little arrogant... sorry:(

    Good LUCK!!;)
     
  10. mywar2000 macrumors member

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    Yeah, the card reader solves the problem...

    I just don't want to spend another 60 bucks... ya know?!
    oh well, I should just buy a new digi camera. My trv20 takes crappy stills anyway. There's the solution, spend 600 bucks instead of 60... hehehe





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