How Do You Open Files From An Sd Card???

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  1. o0BenMc0o macrumors member

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    I have recently got a new imac and it has an sd card slot at the side. I have a hd camcorder with an 8gb sd card. When I put in in the slot it recognised it and when i double clicked it it came up with a load of files that have a black background with green lettering inside. When I open them i choose an application and it just says 'Unreadable Files'. I want to inport the video files to iMovie. Any idea what going on?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    What kind of files are they - what is the extension on them? e.g. file.mov ...
     
  3. o0BenMc0o thread starter macrumors member

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    When I open the sd card there are lots of different files on there with different extensions here they are - .MRK .TDT .TID .BDM .MPL .CPI .MTS
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know what files are the actual video files. What kind of camera is it?
     
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  6. htg macrumors regular

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    did some quick research, basically none of them are video files apart from the .tid file, which is a video format created by panasonic. As for your mac being able to read the .tid file, I'm not sure.
     
  7. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Check if your camcorder is compatible with iMovie. Videos are imported to iMovie through a USB/FireWire interface typically, you should also check if the camcorder has a PC connect mode which will allow it to appear correctly.
     

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