JVC Camcorder not appearing in iMovie 09

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PurpleCliff, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. PurpleCliff macrumors regular

    PurpleCliff

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    #1
    I just got my new iMac. yay!
    I plug in my camcorder (which is FireWire 400 - but I use a FireWire 400 to 800 adapter) when I have iMovie 09 open, then I go to import video - and it only has iSight as an option! :(
    The camera is a JVC model no. GR-D850AA

    Can you help me please someone? :eek:
     
  2. pwn247 macrumors 6502

    pwn247

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    Does/has it worked in Windows? And usually on MiniDV camcorders (like my Sony Handycam), you have to be in "Edit" mode (likely a different name on your JVC) in order for iMovie to detect it.
     
  3. PurpleCliff thread starter macrumors regular

    PurpleCliff

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    I haven't tried it on Windows, but it has worked on a Macbook Pro plugging directly into a FireWire 400 port. I have got the camera in the 'play/playpack' mode.
    I'll probably go to an electronics store and see if I can get a cord for my camera which plugs into USB ...
    Thanks for the help.
     

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