Sony DCR-PC106E camcorder & iMovie

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  1. superleccy macrumors 6502a

    superleccy

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    Hi

    I am in the process of convincing my father to buy a 17" Intel iMac instead of a new PC.

    One thing he wants to do is transfer movies from his Sony DCR-PC106E Digital Camcorder into iMovie. I do not know anything about this.

    The camera has a firewire port (iLink), a slot for a Sony Memorystick and it uses MiniDV tapes.

    Is this camera going to work with iMovie?

    Cheers
    JP
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    It should do. He'd need a FW cable to connect it to the Mac rather than the USB one that most Sony cams are bundled with.
     
  3. zim macrumors 65816

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    Yes, that set up will work. Be sure that you get the correct firewire cable. Most likely, do check your manual, you will need a 4 pin to 6 pin cable (one end looks a lot smaller then your typical firewire port).
     
  4. superleccy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    superleccy

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    Thanks guys.

    I have an unused 4-pin to 6-pin firewire cable that came with my Lacie.

    Cheers
    Superleccy.
     
  5. superleccy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    superleccy

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    FWIW I've now tried it and it works perfectly. It's the first time I've seen a camcorder work with a Mac and I'm very impressed.

    Ta all.
    Superleccy.
     
  6. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    The connector into the camera is a weak point. Make sure not to stress that connection as to fix a broken port on a camera is pricey. Glad to here your enjoying editing.

    Cheers.
     

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