Camcorder Footage - 1080.50p and Older DV Tapes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Pegasus2, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Pegasus2 macrumors newbie

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    I have recently purchased a new Camcorder (Panasonic SD900) to replace my older Panasonic NV38DS (Mini DV Tapes). I am a new convert to Apple having changed to an iMac just under a year ago. I have two problems

    1) My New SD900 shoots in 1080/50p and the picture is extremely good. However I cannot download my footage onto iMovie11 for editing. I am told Apple does not offer any support for 1080/50p. Is this policy likely to change ? (perhaps with the new Mountain Lion OS).

    2) Having accumulated a number of DV Mini tapes with my older Panasonic NV-DS38 Camcorder I thought I would have a first attempt at editing them on iMovie11. However I cannot seem to get the iMac 21.5 (OSX Lion) to recognize the Camcorder.

    So it seems that I am unable to edit either old or new. Any help with either would be welcome.
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    For the DV tapes, how are you connecting the camcorder to your Mac? You need to use a Firewire cable and set the camcorder to the playback setting.

    If this is your Panasonic, the Camera Section>Shutter Speed>Motion Image seems to indicate that it can record at 25P which iMovie should recognise.
    http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_...ecification/6827597/index.html?trackInfo=true

    Also, this article from Apple indicates that you can set the camcorder to an iFrame format which iMovie should recognise.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3905?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
     

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