hdd camcorder for iBook users?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by rebos, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. rebos macrumors newbie

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    I also just purchased HDD camcorder, Sony. Spent hours with Sony support on-line and then hours more with genius bar at local Apple store . yes, buying Quikctime pro ($20) lets you import MPEG2 format of this video recorder onto iBook. ...then Streamclip (free download ) is required to get sound to your video. however...after all these hours of support we were all unable to get a way to burn this video once on iMovie or Streamclip onto a dvd...which is my promary goal...to get video of my kids on to my computer to burn a DVD for storage...I do not want to create elaborate movies or store on my computer (takes too much space). One way we found was very cumbersome and took 10-20 min for 30 sec clip. I returned the camcorder. I really want a tapeless/disc-less amcorder system and am determined to stay with Mac (like most of us). Any ideas?
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    About the only tapeless format directly supported by iMovie is AVCHD, and only on the latest Intel systems and iMovie '08. Is there some reason why you'd like to avoid a tape-based system? DV is still pretty darn reliable. You pretty much have to keep the video on your computer long enough to burn to a DVD anyway, so... I guess I'm not getting what you're trying to do.
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 603

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    Not true. iMovie'08 supports many types of tapeless camcorders, not just AVCHD. iMovie'08 supports both HDD and DVD based MPEG-2 Standard Def camcorders. As long as your iBook can run iMovie'08 and your Sony is on the compatibility list, you should be able to import your footage.

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