Importing A MiniDV to A DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 5flipper1968, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. 5flipper1968 macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2008
    I bought a Sony Handycam. It is a miniDV camcorder. It uses small cassettes.
    I was told at Best Buy that I could create DVD's of my own movies on my
    i-Mac G5 desktop. It appears to me that I can't do that. The SONY manual
    says that it can't be done. The Apple Store representative at the Best Buy
    insisted that it was easy to burn DVD's from the camcorder itself using a
    firewire. The exact model is DCR-HC52/HC54. On page 48 ,the verbatim
    notation says "You cannot install the supplied software Picture Motion
    Browser", on a MacIntosh computer. Can I make DVD's from my Mini-DV
    camera on my i-Mac G5 with maxxed out RAM and 10.5.2? I was also
    told by someone that I would need third party software. My OS is Leopard.
    Can someone please edify me?
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    I just did this a while back for a class.

    Hook up the camera to the iMac via firewire and open up iMovie. From iMovie, you import the video, edit it and burn to DVD. I used Leopard with iLife '06, but it should be about the same with iLife '08 (iMovie '08 and etc.)

    Here is a helpful page from Apple in case you need some additional info.
  3. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006

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