Can't Import Movies Into iMovie

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  1. ncmason macrumors regular

    ncmason

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    I am trying to connect a Sony Handycam Hi8 camcorder to my Mac using the ADS PYRO A/V Link. iMovie picks up the PYRO A/V Link, but when I have my camcorder on playback mode, the movies don't get imported. Any suggestions?


    Thanks,
    Mason
     
  2. MrSmith macrumors 68040

    MrSmith

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    You mean you get the 'Camera Attached' message?

    You mean nothing happens when you click 'Import'?
     
  3. ncmason thread starter macrumors regular

    ncmason

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    I mean that nothing happens when I click 'Import'.
     
  4. mdcougar macrumors newbie

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    I'm having a similar problem with my Sony GV-D200 when I try to import old Hi8 tapes. I can control the player with iMovie, but it won't import. iMovie '06 does fine, but no workie with iMovie '08. How did you resolve your issue?
     
  5. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    A Hi8 Handycam is not a digital camcorder, it's analog. iMovie only can import from a digital camcorder. However, you can play back the video 8 tapes recorded on an analog camcorder on a digital camcorder & iMovie will recognize them. I've done it with a Sony digital 8 camcorder.
     
  6. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    He's got his Hi8 hooked up to an ADS PYRO A/V Link, which digitizes analog video. So the computer should be getting a digital signal.
    How do you play Hi8 tapes on a digital camcorder? Aren't Hi8 tapes bigger than DV tapes?
     
  7. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, Hi8 tapes are bigger than miniDV tapes. Sony has made many digital 8 camcorders that take video 8 tapes. I have two of them.
     

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