Very impressed with iMovie

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DaLurker, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. DaLurker macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2006
    A little background:

    I've had this Sony Digital Camcorder for about 4 years now and I always found that when using the Pixela software bundled with the camcorder on Windows, it would crash on capturing to the computer after about 10 minutes. This frustrated me to no end but eventually I gave up finding a solution. Sony provided terrible support on drivers and the software application didn't work.

    Fast forward to today when I found out iMovie should work with my camcorder. I hopped out to the nearest computer store, picked up a $10 4pin-6pin Firewire cable, followed the simple instructions on iMovie and voila, my camcorder is working perfectly with iMovie.

    Now its just a matter of pulling out my half dozen tapes and recording all of them onto my MBP.

    I'm very impressed with how easy it was to connect my camcorder and how flawlessly iMovie works with with. Kudos Apple!

    Now I just have to start editing my clips and creating movies. I'm open to any suggestions on how to manage clips, or tips and tricks as well as any warnings!
  2. akadmon macrumors 68010

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    One note of warning: don't empty the iMovie trash until you're done with your project. Doing so could give you some nasty surprises when you try to modify transitions, titles, and other added effects. This is especially true of stills imported from iPhoto.
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Yeh, iMovie really is a great piece of software. In fact, iLife is actually one of the best software packages out there IMO.

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