HV20 - Basic Question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by UberAlles, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. UberAlles macrumors newbie

    UberAlles

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    #1
    Hi all....looking for guidance that I haven't been able to find yet....

    To start, I have a brand spanking new i7 Imac and a HV20.

    I am a HD footage neophyte (more like dimwit) but have recorded a bunch of tapes over that past year or so.....the vast majority has been in 24fps Cine mode (because I thought that was the super duper setting..stupid me of course)

    So main question:

    1) Will IMovie import 24fps footage? (I am not looking to edit or do any monkey business, well out of my intellect class to do so).....just a straight import....

    2) Will iDVD downconvert the HD footage for DVD burning? (Main reason I'm doing this is so the grandparents have copies of grandkids etc)

    Clearly I am in need of some 101.....so any links to other info sources explaining all of this stuff and even basic importing answers would be very appreciated.
     
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2003
    #2
    1) Yes. The 24fps setting on Canon VIXIA's uses a 60i wrapper, so yes, you can import and edit it in iMovie just fine.

    2) Yes, you can downscale HD to SD resolution and burn to a playable DVD.

    Have fun!
     
  3. UberAlles thread starter macrumors newbie

    UberAlles

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    #3
    Much appreciated......my cable from Newegg is coming today...so my first attempt at this will be tonight....
     
  4. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Location:
    Laurel, MD (Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC area)
    #4
    cool, I have an HV20 too. Thanks for the question OP

    Can I tack on a question, that's more towards iMovie, not the HV20?

    I have iMovie '09 (version 8.05 (820). When I first tried to import footage, I selected "Full" because I wanted HD. Now I noticed it doesn't ask me anymore on my future imports. How can I a) check to see what's been imported is in HD or not. and 2) How can I get it iMovie '09 to ask me each time?

    I record stand-up comedy for myself and others and when people ask for HD, I import and work off of HD, otherwise, I work w/ non-HD to save space. This was easy on the iMovie HD and I think iMovie '06 - I would set if it was HD 1080i, etc before hand - or just DV Widescreen. But once I upgraded to the latest iMovie, it's been more confusing
     

Share This Page