no sound when importing video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by sandyfeet, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. sandyfeet macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've got a G5 iMac (not intel) and was recently given a Sony HDR-SR11.
    imovie HD will not recognize the camera when I plug it in, but iphoto does and quickly imports everything, however their is no sound when I play the clips. I drag the clips to imovie- no sound, I play the clips straight off the desk top (no name?)- no sound. The sound works fine when I replay on the camera.
    I've been shooting in SD because I understand that my older mac will not support HD.
    Whats going on? Is there a better way to do this? (import)
    I'm pretty new to all of this so any help or advice would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    I suggest you start shooting in HD and download the VoltaicHD free trial (google it) so that you can convert the .mts AVCHD files into .mov Apple Intermediate Codec beasties that iMovie HD will happily munch on.

    Andrew.
     
  3. sandyfeet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll check it out!
    -Ian
     

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