Sony picture package

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  1. saladiro macrumors 6502a

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    hi, i have a sony camcorder, and have just installed "picture package" which should enable me to convert the contents of my "mini tape" to my mac hard drive. my problem is that i dont know how

    can any one help me
     
  2. r88my macrumors regular

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    Not sure if this is relevant to you but... I dont know about sony picture package software but I have an old sony tape based camcorder and I use imovie 08 to import the footage. Just open imovie with the camcorder connected and imovie should pretty much do the rest.
     
  3. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hi......am trying that now, but my mac wont recognize the connection of the UBS cable to the camcorder.

    any suggestions
     
  4. r88my macrumors regular

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    I think you can only do it via a firewire cable (which probably didn't come with the camcorder) as USB connections aren't quick enough (as is the case with my camcorder)
     
  5. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    tks....i had a feeling that was the case....
    but....my sony camcorder comes with that docking base which does not have an output for fire wire....

    sounds like i am out of luck.....

    can any one recomed a camcorder that wrorks with the mac, so i can "plug and play"

    may just sell the sony on ebay....
     
  6. r88my macrumors regular

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  7. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    k....let me try that. for a few bucks its worth it.

    so if all goes well, i should be able to record the video on my camcorder (mini tape) right to mac?
     
  8. r88my macrumors regular

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    Yes you should be able to import all the movie footage over pretty easily with imovie 08. You'll see how easy it really is. Good luck :)
     
  9. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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