imovie, USB2 and Canon DVD DC20 Camcorder???

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bmille6, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. bmille6 macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2005
    I just purchased a Canon DC20 DVDcamcorder but imovie won't recognize the device? According to the directions, box, and included software the camcorder is compatible with iMovie. However, the camera only has a USB2 interface and according to other postings, imovie is not compatible with USB2 camcorders? I am very confused. How can Canon say the camera is compatible with imovie if the OS won't recognize a USB2 camcorder? Does anyone have experience with this issue? I am running tiger (10.4.2) If not, I am going to return the camera to best buy. Thanks for your help.

    Brett Miller
  2. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    iMovie won't import footage via USB2, nor can it recognize mini DVDs (as opposed to mini DV).

    Sorry man, but the box is WRONG.

    You might be able to use image capture to get the footage off, but I have never tried it.
  3. DrNeroCF macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2004
    Aren't there 3rd party programs that let you use USB cams with iMovie?
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Honestly, if you just purchased the camera take it back and get a MiniDV camera. DVD-based cameras like that are just going to be a PITA and offer inferior quality compared to MiniDV.


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