iMovie issues with Mini DV

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jtpineau, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. jtpineau macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I am currently facing issues when importing video from my Canon Camcorder which uses mini DV tapes. When importing the videos the aspect ratio is correct (it was recorded in 4:3). However, when it is dragged into the project window, the clips appear zoomed in. I have tried using the other aspects offered (widescreen and iPhone) and nothing works. I figure that maybe the clips need to be converted into a different file format or something, but am getting quite frustrated.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

    Mr Kram

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  3. jtpineau thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a USB Firewire converter that I plug right into my Mac, then just import through iMovie.
     
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

    Mr Kram

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    i had an old canon with mini DV and i also imported through FW. i never had an issue. i thought that maybe you had pulled it onto the HD and then imported to imovie. sorry i can't be of help.
     

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