Having trouble importing from Canon Vixia HF200 to imovie '11

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by pinetarsports, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. pinetarsports macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011
    here are the basics:

    Macbook OS 10.6.6
    imovie '11 9.0.2.
    Canon Vixia HF200
    Card: 8GB Speed Class 4

    The HF200 is and always has been recognized easily. When I bring up "import from Camera" it shows me all of the clips on the camera and I can click and choose which clips to bring in.

    Sometimes it will import the full clip, but most often it says there is an error and it imports only a portion of the clip. There is a higher success rate with clips under 5:00 in length.

    I have re-initialized, I have re-booted, I have used other USB cords and ports.

    I never had this problem on my PC. However, I could never import to movie maker as I had to go through Pixelia Imagemaker or something like that. Do I need some sort of similar program for the mac? I was told I dont need anything for imovie.

    I am getting sooo frustrated and I have called Tech Support from Canon and Mac and neither could solve it.
  2. zblaxberg Guest


    Jan 22, 2007
    If you're recording to SD cards can't you just use a card reader to transfer the files over instead of going through the camera?
  3. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    i have the canon HF100 and i do precisely that.

    never had a problem and neither has imovie *touches wood*
  4. martinX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    Nice to try and help, but that's wrong. iMovie imports AVCHD easily from a camera or card image, so if there's something wrong, that needs to be fixed rather than adding unnecessary steps.

    I like the idea of trying to mount the card directly and pointing iMovie at that.

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