Transfering video from Sony HC52 to MBP

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by BigDukeSix, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. BigDukeSix macrumors 6502a

    BigDukeSix

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    Here is the scenario:
    I have a Sony DCR-HC52 miniDV camera, with firewire.
    I have a MBP running iMovie 10 and osX 10.6 SL
    I am trying to get my video's off the camera and into the MBP.
    I open iMovie and go File>Import from camera
    The import window opens, and I hit the import button
    The camcorder runs, but the image is severely pixelated and unviewable.
    Can anyone provide any guidance as to what settings I may be missing in order to import my DV movies into iMovie?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    I do not have that camera... but just a quick question... are you trying to import old/aging tapes, or new recordings? Tapes have a limited shelf life before the signal degrades. Also, are you using a known good Firewire cable?

    I recently imported all of my old tapes. Mine were 8mm and VHS analog tapes, and most were fine, but certainly the image was degraded and a few tapes could not sync in certain parts of the tapes.

    /Jim
     
  3. BigDukeSix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    BigDukeSix

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    The tapes are recent as it is still my current video cam. And, I assume it is a good firewire cable as it is new. But, that could certainly be the issue, as we all know how cables can be.
     

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