Sony Handycam Ilife '06 Or '08?

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  1. juice76 macrumors newbie

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    i just bought a sony HDD DCR-SR200 and see that i need to connect with a firewire not usb.. can i use ILIFE '06 or do i need to upgrad to '08?

    also does anyone know if the SR200 is compatible? i see that ilfe supports the SR100 an SR300 but no mention of the 200?
     
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    if you connect with firewire, then you should be able to use either 06 or 08. if it's usb then you gotta have 08
     
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    Not true. The camera in question is a hard drive based camera which I assume means it is AVCHD based. If so then your only option is iMovie '08 or FCP 6.

    Edit : It seems the camera is MPEG-2 based not AVCHD. Not sure what that means, although I am inclined to say iMovie '08 is your best bet but you can always try it out on iMovie '06 first.
     
  4. juice76 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, i just purchased iife08 as this seems to be the most common solution that i have found.. apparently both mpeg 2 and avchd are recognised by '08. do you know if i need a firewire or can i just use a usb with '08?
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    you can use firewire or usb with 08
     
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    Does the Sony even have Firewire on it? I was almost certain that all of the Sony MPEG-2 and AVCHD camcorders only had USB.

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    that's what i thought also. that's why i said 06 should work if it had firewire
     
  8. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Well, even if it did have Firewire, it wouldn't work with iMovie'06. iMovie'06 only works with DV, HDV, and MPEG-4. As far as I know, all HDD and DVD camcorders record only in MPEG-2 or AVCHD, neither of which work with iMovie'06.
     

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