Samsung HMX-H200/iMovie 11 import prob

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Apple Fan 21, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have a Samsung HMX-H200 and I have been trying to resolve this issue since Xmas:mad:. 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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    Dave Braine

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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.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it would play up. You need that size file to be downloaded unto a external hard drive.:apple:
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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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
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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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.:apple:
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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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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    Dave Braine

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    Anyone have an experience using a Canon VIXIA HF M500?
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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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.:apple:
     

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