Import and iMovie question, basic but tricky

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dancingchiapet, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. dancingchiapet macrumors newbie

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    Jul 21, 2009
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    Hi all,

    I want to import some video but first I have a problem. When my powerbook G4 all but died a few years ago I lost everything. When revamped it I got a disc of iLife 08 with iMovie HD. Problem was, the newer version of iMove wouldn't install on my older laptop. I didn't think much of it at the time because I didn't need it then, but I do now.

    So, I'm trying to import video (MiniDV) from my Canon Elura 60 to my laptop. I know I have the right firewire cable because i used it before; not long after I originally bought everything. Now that I don't have iMovie to import into I'm stuck. I've tried finding older free versions of iMovie, but all I find are updates. I tried downloading a free video editor (t@b ZS4) but it's not showing a feature of importing directly from my camera.

    Any advice?

    I imagine the answer is using the right software, but I don't want to pay for software for an old laptop and camera.
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    NY
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    do you have the disks that came with your powerbook, ilife should be one of those disk.
     

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