getting avi files from digital camera, how?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by imnotquitesure, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. imnotquitesure macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2004
    I have a canon A40 digital camera that makes "mini-movies". I recently switched from 9 to panther and didn't bother installing the proprietary canon photo program in leiu of iPhoto. But when I import, the .avi files do not come over. Is there a way to import these without resorting to the canon software again? I don't have a CF card reader either to mount the card and drag it off. Thanks.
  2. Mr. G4 macrumors 6502

    Mr. G4

    Mar 29, 2002
    Rohnert Park, CA
    When you plug your camera just minimize iPhoto or go to your finder you will see your camera as a removable drive...just open it to the appropriate folder and copy all your .avi to your drive.
  3. spookykids macrumors member


    Apr 10, 2004
    I dont think iPhoto is able to extract video files from i camera. After all, it is iPHOTO ;)

    However, Image Capture works like a charm doing this.
  4. federalists macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2004
    Mountain View, CA
    i have a canon powershot sd110, and the camera does not show up as a removeable drive. however, i use imagecapture to get my movies. just open ImageCapture, choose "download some..." or "download all". if you chose to only download some, you should see the name and first frame of the movie you want with a .avi extension. let us know if you need any more help.

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