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Sony hanycam woes with i movie import

I recently bought a sony hdr-hc9 and have been using it ok then today i go and try and connect it to my apple mac and the video plays in the handycam screen but not on the computer and nothing transfers to the mac. i have spoken to mac and sony no one has been any help. i am looking for a miricle as i bought this because it was compatible with mac and it is for business. i have a wedding to film in 2 weeks and need to be able to edit my footage.

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  • debralea Oct 16, 2008

    apple imac version 10.5.5
    ilife o8

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What computer is it on, operating system and version of ilife?

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  • Krabby Oct 17, 2008

    Now I have seen similar problems before, I am assuming you have a lot of data on the camera, sometimes the unit can take up to 5 minutes to fully categorize its info, try letting the camera stay connected for about 5 minutes.  If it does not show up by then, you may just have an OS X software problem on the computer.  Let me know what happens. 


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On iLife '11


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iLife '11 makes major changes to its three core programs, for instance implementing new fullscreen views in iPhoto, and effects macros in iMovie. GarageBand has gained tools for fixing rhythm and note duration. Some fullscreen modes in the suite notably borrow design cues from the iPad, mimicking things like the tablet's photo stacks and iOS-style menu bars.

But, recently a thread began discussing iLife '11 and the problems associated with upgrading, a poll is also included showing that 33.33% of people who have upgraded have had no issues to report. And one forum goer declared that they've had enough of Flash and sparked a rather lengthy debate about the practicality of Flash.

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Just days after issuing a quick fix for a critical library bug, Apple has rolled out the first major iLife '11 upgrade with iPhoto 9.1, which restores the ability to create and order calendars, a feature that went missing on the initial release. It also fixes an issue that prevented videos downloaded from MobileMe or Flickr from importing correctly into iPhoto events, and adds some holiday-themed letterpress card options. The update addresses only the version of iPhoto that shipped with the new iLife '11 suite.

The loss of the calendar-creation option had sparked much hue and cry among iPhoto users, and it remains unclear if the omission was unintentional or not. Apple's web page for iPhoto '11 has already been updated to specifically mention creating calendars.
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