Sony handycam with Macbookpro

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by pjserone, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. pjserone macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2008
    In possession of a macbookpro and Sony Handycam DCR-SR62. How do i manage to download video/still photos from Sony unit to the Mac? Do I need a converter or is there another way? If I need a converter which is recommended? thanks
  2. Courtaj macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2008
    Edinburgh, U.K.
    Is this a MiniDV camcorder? If so, get a firewire cable and use firewire.

  3. pjserone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2008
    Thanks Andrew but no it is not a MiniDV camcorder. it has it's own hard drive for storage.
  4. bov macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    San Francisco
    I have a handycam as well, and all you need to do is find the folder with videos or pictures on the mounted Handycam and drag the files onto your computer.

    I still havent figured out how to edit the videos with iMovie yet :( the format is in MPG but i guess iMovie doesnt like it. suggestions anyone?
  5. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

    Mike in Kansas

    Sep 2, 2008
    Metro Kansas City
    Which version of iMovie?

    You can import mpeg-2 format from your HDD camera directly into iMovie '08, which promptly converts it to a format in a .mov wrapper. If you are trying to get it into iMovieHD / '06, you need to first convert the mpeg-2 format to DV by using something like mpegstreamclip.

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