Importing from a Sony Handycam

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Filmschooljefe, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Filmschooljefe macrumors newbie

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    I have a Sony Handycam DCR DVD301 and I am trying to import the footage from the mini DVD's. I connected the camera using USB (i see no port for firewire) and my MBP would not recognize the camera. It only said that I have inserted a blank DVD. I even tried hooking it up to a PC at work and still the camera could not be recognized. I want to get the footage to edit in Adobe Premier. If someone could let me know how to import the footage that would be great!

    Thanks
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    A miniDVD is a DVD. If you have a Mac with a tray-loading optical drive, then use your usual tools for ripping DVDs. Handbrake is popular.
     
  3. martinX macrumors 6502a

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    I load them on a PC, copy the video_ts folder over then copy that to a stick and sally forth to my iMac and use MPEG Streamclip in the usual manner.
     

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