downloads from canon hfs 20 to i movie

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  1. prkrgrp macrumors newbie

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    have trouble downloading video from the canon hfs 20 to imovie the pictures are no problem, the computer sends error message can't find the camera??

    any help??
     
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  3. prkrgrp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    usb port on the camera
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Are you trying "Import from Camera ..." or just Import > Movies?
     
  5. prkrgrp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    import from camera
    error can't find camera
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Import from camera is only for tape-based cameras connected via FireWire ... You need to choose Import > Movies, then navigate to where the clips are on the SD cards (I'm assuming they show up, since you can download the pics from them).
     
  7. prkrgrp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks will report back.

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    the camera created thumbnails and showed a green pc connection but no video
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Using Finder, can you navigate to where the video files are on the SD card?

    If you can, just drop them into the Library portion of iMovie.
     
  9. prkrgrp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, you can't find the clips?

    If you can't find them in Finder, you can't import them into iMovie ... are you able to play them back on the camera?
     
  11. prkrgrp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes they are on a file and can be played back on the view finder
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    But, you can't find them anywhere on the SD card using Finder? :confused:
     
  13. prkrgrp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i opened finder but am not sure where to go from there

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    this could go on all day, i will call canon tech tomorrow and see if they can help
    mac support was not that great.
    thanks
     
  14. prkrgrp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    went to apple website followed instructions still no luck, must be a setting on the camera that is not correct??
     
  15. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The files are on the SD card somewhere, try looking in the camera's manual for where they are saved.

    When you find them, you will be able to work with them.
     

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