why wont iMovie detect my camera?!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by qtip919, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. qtip919 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2002

    I have a problem - my video camera is not detected by iMovie. I can see it in About this mac > firewire. It shows just fine there, but in iMovie, I just see a blue screen when I move the little switch from "sissors" to camera.

    Ive tried everything, turning camera on and off, different tapes, unplugging/replugging, opening imovie 10 different times, restarting, etc etc

    It had worked just fine a couple of weeks ago...
  2. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    What camera do you have? And are you trying to capture your footage? If so, make sure it's in "Playback" mode.
  3. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Camera is plugged in and charging?

    Camera and Mac have the same time set?

    They've both caused problems in the past for people. The other thing is to check out the FW cable - if it's been coiled up, it might have got damaged since last time you used it.
  4. qtip919 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2002
    hmmm...the time/date seems to be almost identical - I would suspect the firewire cable, but I can see the camera in the "More info" section of about this mac.

    Its a panasonic gs250
  5. Erick macrumors newbie


    May 6, 2006
    maybe a bit to obvious but... have you pressed the play button when the blue screen appears?

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