New Sony Handycam Camcorder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brnbenefield, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. brnbenefield macrumors newbie

    brnbenefield

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    Apr 6, 2006
    #1
    HI,
    (DCR-SR80)Sony Handycam 60GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder or any Hard Disk Drive Camcorder have swith to USB. can usb that still work my mac imovie.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Location:
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #2
    Short answer - no. Sony doesn't provide software for Macs. There is no way to take the MPEG2 clips directly into iMovie.

    Longer answer; you can get some third party software to convert the file types to something usable. Reputedly, MPEG Streamclip will help you here

    Longer answer yet -- take the camera back if you can and get a MiniDV camera. You'll get better picture quality than MPEG2 compression, and easier editing on the Mac.
     
  3. wbogan macrumors newbie

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    Feb 13, 2007
    #3
    Same problem

    Ran into same problem tonight. Would love to have another option. Sony lists some software that can be used for the conversion in the operating guide. The software can be found at http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/sony/e/ Unfortunately, the software costs $153 for downloads, CD, and extended download. Here is quote from site.

    1.

    Capty MPEG Edit EX Dolby Digital 5.1 for Sony and Capty DVD/VCD 2 for Sony Bundle [#300063632]

    USD 99.95

    USD 99.95

    » Capty MPEG Edit EX Dolby Digital 5.1 for Sony [#300063631]

    electronic

    1

    Included in the bundle

    » Capty DVD/VCD 2 for Sony [#300063633]

    electronic

    1

    Included in the bundle

    2.

    Extended Download for Capty MPEG Edit EX Dolby Digital 5.1 for Sony [300063631] (24 months) [Info]

    electronic

    1

    USD 6.95

    USD 6.95

    3.

    CD ROM - Capty MPEG Edit EX Dolby Digital 5.1 for Sony [#300113618] [Info]

    physical

    1

    USD 12.95

    USD 12.95

    4.

    Extended Download for Capty DVD/VCD 2 for Sony [300063633] (24 months) [Info]

    electronic

    1

    USD 6.95

    USD 6.95

    5.

    CD ROM - Capty DVD/VCD 2 for Sony [#300113619] [Info]

    physical

    1

    USD 12.95

    USD 12.95

    6.

    Shipping Costs

    USD 13.90

    USD 13.90

    Total: USD 153.65 [Info]
    (plus any applicable tax/VAT and shipping cost)


    * Tax/VAT may be added for certain countries. The exact details will be displayed before order completion.
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    #4
    It looks like that's your only option if you insist on having a Sony camcorder that doesn't record in DV or HDV. Personally, I'd take that sucker back.
     

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