Sony Camera Not Working With Imovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by peterjeter26, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. peterjeter26 macrumors member

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    i have a sony video camera and it does not connect to my camera. it has those mini-dvd things would those fit in a superdrive? or should i download the driver. speaking of that its a windows only cd does anybody know of a mac driver for sony cameras so i can get my videos on it.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    If it has DV out (i-Link/Firewire) there should be no drivers, just raw digital video. Otherwise you'll have to use the video on the disc, but you can't use that disc in any slot loading drive, instead you will need a tray drive (you can get an external one for about $50).

    TEG
     
  3. connoisseur macrumors member

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    I'm using a small sony dv camcorder make sure your connecting with firewire . USB does not work to my knowledge.
     
  4. Q-Dog macrumors 6502

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    It depends on your camera and computer.

    IF you are using a Sony HD camera that uses the AVCHD format, like the HDR-UX5 or UX7, you must have an intel Mac and the newest iMovie for it to work with your computer. The mini-DVD will NOT work in a slot load mac, but you can leave the disk in the camera and the computer can load your footage through the USB 2.0 connection. You may have to "finalize" the disk before iMovie will see it.

    Generally, a camera that uses the AVCHD format will only work with an intel Mac. The AVCHD format is also supported in Final Cut Express 4.0, as well as the new iMovie.

    brian
     
  5. peterjeter26 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks
    i think i might use the firewire sounds good
     
  6. s2andrus macrumors newbie

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    HDR-UX5 - help!

    I'm using a 2.4 ghz iMac with Intel Core 2 Duo processor and the Sony HDR-UX5 camcorder. I have both iMovie '08 (7.1.4) and Final Cut 4 - but.....

    When I plug in the USB to the camcorder - it does nothing for several minutes and then a blank disc window appears - any thoughts??
     
  7. singlewhip macrumors newbie

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    I got files from a Sony DCR-SR46 into iMovie using usb using Image Capture. Old pedestal mac with OS X.3.5.9.
    The blank disc image "no name" has your video files. Attack with Image Capture.
     

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