SONY HDR-CX150 and Imovie 09

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by beloved84, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. beloved84 macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2006
    When connecting my Sony HD cam to my HDTV, it looks great!

    But when I transfer it to Imovie for editing and view, the quality isn't that great. How can this be fixed?
  2. ICutWithMacs macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2010
  3. beloved84 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2006
  4. beloved84 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2006
  5. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    The preview monitor in any editing application does not show the full quality of the video, thus your experience. Therefore external TVs are used at most editing stations where money is made.
  6. beloved84 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2006
    played on my hdtv. still the same problem. if i got final cut express will it improve the video quality?
  7. martinX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    Start from the beginning.

    Do you bring the video into iMovie as full quality?

    You export it as .........................?

    Play it back using .......................?

    Please fill in the blanks.

    When I export a home movie shot with a Canon HFS10, I use "Share -> iTunes -> AppleTV" which gives me a 720p movie that plays just fine on a Pioneer 50" plasma.
  8. milla04 macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2011
    I Found the same thing

    I was in the hunt for a cam until i read the hdr-cx150 review, i tried to find many flaws init, but couldnt.:eek:
  9. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    I have this same camcorder and import into iMovie '09 (now '11) in full HD with no problem, quality is great. There is a setting on both the camera and iMovie about the type of import/export you want, as it relates to file size. Can't remember where it was, but I would check both the camera settings menu and iMovie preferences for importing once you have the camera connected.

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