I have the original camcorder.. what does that mean I can do?You need a slot loading optical disc drive, they cost around 30 .
Or you could get the camcorder the footage was recorded with.
If you go the ODD route, you have to transcode the footage before importing into iMovie.
The following might help:
Not anymore, but yes, you are correct, I meant tray-loading drive (I was about the write slot-.... again).You are confused. The OP needs a tray-loading optical drive.