Imac 20" hooking up dvd camcorder

Discussion in 'iMac' started by angeno03, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. angeno03 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2009
    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


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    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


    Mar 10, 2008
    phased to this universe
    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

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    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

    Sep 13, 2007
    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

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    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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