sony a1 and mac leopard

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by tinymind, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. tinymind macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2007
    Hi I have just bought a new mac book and want to download and edit some HD movies i have filmed on a Sony HD A1 camera but Imovie will not recognise the footage. i get a blue screen but no picture. can anyone help

  2. illegalprelude macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    are we talking about the Sony HVR-A1E?

    also, are you plugged in via FireWire? (aka iLink)
  3. tinymind thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2007
    yep and yep

    its a Sony HVR-A1E and i am plugged in through a firewire

    any wisdom would be awesome thanks !!
  4. alex1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2007
    So I'm guessing you are in the UK? Sony HVR-A1E is European vs Sony HVR-A1U that was for the United States? I believe (no expert) if you are the UK that the HDV is still the same? The rest of the unit will be PAL format and not NTSC. Regardless have camcorder OFF.. plug in firewire cables.. power on camcorder.. turn on i-movie... As I remember you may have to change setting to HD. I don't think HDV is different in the UK vs the US, but it could be. If so was your mac a European model?

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