Sony DVD Cam with iMovie HD

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  1. Tattoo macrumors 6502

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    My parents shot thier vacation on a New Sony DVD Camcorder (DCR-DVD100). It records on Mini-DVD's. The camera has a USB & Firewire Ports. How can I get the Video on to my G5? Should I use the Outputs and tape to a DV Camera or VHS Tape? Can I just get it from the MiniDVD to my G5?

    Please help me!
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    If you want to capture it with iMovie just set the Camera to plackback mode, plug it into your G5 via Firewire/iLink, play the tape off the camera and capture clips of the footage in iMovie :)
     
  3. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Wrong...

    Nope...mini dvd camcorders do not work with iMovie.
     
  4. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    fair enough, I guess you I'll have to put the footage onto DV or VHS instead
     
  5. Tattoo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok so use the same cables that the instructions give to transfer to a VHS Machine but instead plug that into a MiniDV Camcorder? I guess the MiniDV Camcorder must have the same imputs as a VHS Machine in order for it to copy the footage?
     
  6. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    can't you just put the dvd into your (non-slot loading) dvd drive and use handbrake to rip it to something iMovie can edit?
     
  7. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    This is why mini DVD records are a BAD idea if you want to edit.

    On the other hand the camcorder makes a great 3" DVD recorder. ;)
     
  8. wal63 macrumors newbie

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    Finalize the mini DVD

    The answer to this riddle is to finalize the DVD before IMovie will recognize and import. Everything works OK after that is completed.
     

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