Mac compatible camcorders?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jedi5, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

    Jedi5

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    I'm looking for a new camcorder and on the Apple site I see a list of cameras that are compatible with Mac.

    Anyone know how easy they are to transfer video, edit movies, etc?

    The cameras I'm looking at are the Panny TM700 and Vixia S20/21.

    Both get great reviews but I've also read mixed reviews on easy they are to work on Mac.

    I'd be using my iMac with FCP.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. aarond12 macrumors 65816

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    You're not going to have any problems getting any camera to work with Final Cut Pro... at least the latest version. Even the weird one-off cameras seem to work with FCP.

    http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/specs/

    Both cameras you listed are AVCHD cameras, so they'll even work in iMovie.
     
  3. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jedi5

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    Sorry, I misspoke.

    I meant to say Final Cut Express 4.

    Will the TM700 work with the FCE4?

    If not, should I exchange FCE4 for FCS?
     
  4. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, the more research I did, the more I read of the TM700 not being able to work with FCE.

    I don't have FCP and if I did this correctly, FCP is now only sold bundled with FCS.
     

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