How do I get my mini DV camcorder to be recognized by iMovie '06

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mjmar, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    I know that the camera is capable of transferring video via USB because I've done it on windows software, but when I hook it to my mac with USB and click the camcorder icon in iMovie it only gives me the option of iSight and not the camera that's plugged in. It's in PC mode on the camera too. I can't think of anything else to do. If anybody can help I'd appreciate it.
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Check Apple's iMovie support pages for your video camera to make sure it's on the list.
  3. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    iMovie 06 HD doesn't support importing video via USB.
  4. Mjmar thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    How about iMovie '08?
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    iMovie '08 is the only version so far that supports importing from USB capable camcorders. Things to do before trying to connect the camera: 1) restart the computer unless you just turned it on, 2) perform a PRAM reset holding down on the :apple:+option+P+R, 3) launch iMovie and then connect the camera before placing the camcorder in playback mode.

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