Imovie not seeing Camcorder

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Espnetboy3, May 26, 2004.

  1. Espnetboy3 macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2003
    I had just bought a converter av to usb on ebuyer. A few people had recommened it to me on the site .
    Now i plug it in , but imovie isnt recognized that i just pluged in the camera, how can i capture the footage onto my comptuer, its a hi8mm camera , it came with some software but it is for windwos. (videowave and MGI and photosuite) any help would be great, could i get virtual pc to use these programs? Thanks
  2. lind0834 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2003
    I think you got scammed. I haven't been able to get iMovie to ever work with a USB adapter or Camera or anything, but as soon as you plug in the Firewire.. it's Magic and has never failed for me.

    Also, the title of the item you purchased is the "Belkin USB Video Bus II for PC". So chances of getting it to work with a Mac are even slimmer.
  3. Espnetboy3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2003
    yea im usin it on my friends laptop which is a pc, it woks so he is sending me the video , but its in avi format and in mgi video lab the program it comes with we can view wat we captured but outside of the program the filename is avi movie but it only plays sound in quicktime , wmv, fcp , my friend got it to play in an avi viewer program so im now tryin to get a good video converter to make it into mpeg. anyone know any good ones , thanx
  4. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
  5. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030


    Sep 18, 2003
    London, UK
    iMovie only works with FireWire devices and DV, although you can import certain other videos. You can only capture using FireWire though.
  6. evil_santa macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2003
    London, England
    imove & Final cut express will only work with firewire as the video input. You may be able to capture the video from the usb device using BTV and then import it into imovie.

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