Imac 20" hooking up dvd camcorder

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  1. angeno03 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 20" Imac 2.4ghz. When I try to get movies off my Sony DVD camcorder I get a message that my dvd is blank. I know for sure there is footage on the dvd and have watched it on the camcorder. Am I doing something wrong? thanks for any help!
     
  2. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Need more info. What software are you using? How is the camera connected?

    Have you set the camcorder to VTR mode?
     
  3. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    It's been a while since we wrestled with the sony DVD cameras, and we never had great success making them work. I do seem to recall that the disks had to be finalized before a MAc could read them.

    Things may have changed since I last tried and this was 10.3 at the time.
     
  4. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Likewise, the compatability issues a few years back was the reason why I chose to stay with miniDV tape instead of the mini-DVD camcorders from Sony.
     
  5. harry454 macrumors 6502

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    I had the same problem with my hitachi one, has to use windows and the camcorder software to get the data off
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    have you checked to see if the recorder 'finalized' the disk? I have a DVD recorder, and if I don't finalize the disk it can't be read.
     

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