Can't import from Canon HV20 - Help!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by coachingguy, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. coachingguy macrumors 6502a

    coachingguy

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    I'm trying to import video from a canon HV20 camera. I've tried both the firewire and the usb cable. iMovie and my MB can't see it. Any suggestions?

    I'm also having problems with the SW disk "Can write to this disk" error... I've got admin access. I've unlocked my hard drive...

    Thanks

    Coachingguy
     
  2. coachingguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    coachingguy

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    How bizarre (could be catchy in a song...) I hooked the HV20 up to my iMac G5 and viola'! instant connection.

    Whats up with that?

    Coachingguy
     
  3. Eastend macrumors 6502

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    That's strange, have same camera, hooks up Ok to all my Macs. You are going to have to explain all the steps you are doing no matter how small they may seem, in order for people here to help you. Because, probably your not setting your camera to the correct setting (slide to tape use firewire, slide to sd card use USB) or iMovie is not set up correctly (ie: Hdv 1080i for the older iMovie, the latest not sure.)
     
  4. Delta608 macrumors regular

    Delta608

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    The USB is for PIX transfers only....You have to put the camera on "Play" with the Firewire...(Although Imovie does the import without having to do that)
     
  5. Cesoca macrumors member

    Cesoca

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    Having the same problem with Canon HV10

    Neither the iMac G5, nor the recently bought Mac Pro recognizes my Canon HV10. What's the correct camera configuration to revert this situation?
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The HV10 is a USB camcorder. You cannot expect iMovie to recognize it.
     
  7. Cesoca macrumors member

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    No, you're are wrong, HV10 has both ports, USB and FireWire.
     

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