Question about Canon MV550i Mini DV Digital Camcorder

Open Question

Can a MV550i camcorder download to IMovie on a Mac OSX?

My other Canon camera connects without a problem but IMovie doesn't recognize the MV5501 connected with the same firewire?

Posted by Anonymous on

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Bubbabear64
  • 2794 Answers

SOURCE: Camcorder not recognized

You need software to recognize it. Do you have video editing software in your computer?

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Canon FS11 cannot transfer pictures on to my Mac G4

I, purchased canon FS 10 CAMCORDER. With that Pixla Imagemixer 3 SE for sd the dealer has given. But it has no CD no. Can any one help.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: HF10 camcorder cannot read some .mts files

My knowledge in video editing is limited, but here's what I could dig up.

m2ts is also referred to as AVCHD, (MPEG4) a high-def Interlaced format which most computers cant render properly since most computers render in progressive format. You have to convert it to MPEG2, AVI, WMV, MOV or other movie file types in Progressive mode, a process known as "Deinterlacing" in order to edit it. Depending on how big the file is and how fast your computer is this could take several hours. Also, you cant view AVCHD files on normal televisions, you need a high-def TV.

If you want to edit high-def videos with post-effects and music etc, for dvd or blue-ray, you'll need a more powerful computer. The "recommended" minimum is a 64bit dual core processor, windows vista 64 bit, a seperate 500Gb or bigger hard drive and at minimum, 3-4Gbs of RAM with a high-def TV monitor. (1080i) Rendering High-Def videos is process heavy and can take up to 12+ hours to render a single 30-60 minute video with post-fx like music, logo's etc. The reason you need a 64bit processor and 64bit windows is because regular XP and Vista wont recognize more than 3Gb of RAM.

You could get by with a 32bit dual core processor and 2 gigs of RAM on windows XP, it's just going to be slower. You will still probably need a high def monitor if your going to edit in high-def mode.

High-def is new technology to mainstream consumers. Supporting technology hasnt caught up yet including most software--however most of what I read stated that Sony Vegas Platinum can do this pretty well.

Your camera is capeable of recording in progressive mode. You'll have to read the manual on how to do this. This will record it in standard mode which is not high-def. (For future reference)

To sum it all up, the camera's technology is more advanced than most PCs. I downloaded AVS Video Converter and converted the AVCHD, (MPEG4) a high-def Interlaced format to HD Video 720p: WMV9, 7000 kbps....... on the drop down screen of the AVS program. I now can view my videos in Progressive Standard mode with NO choppy play back or problems. Please note that 720p is a non digital standard Television view.

Remember M2ts files need to be converted to Progressive non HD files so your computer can read them. That will stop the choppy skips.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: My Mac does not recognize my Canon HV 30 DV when i connect the FireWire.

I've been around the block with this for days, including a fresh installation of the software on my MacBook Pro. Sigh.

Here's what seemed to work:

1) Reset Vixia HV30 (tiny reset button behind the battery). Did not change any settings on the camera after that.

2) Installed Canon's software that dropped some canon-related files in Library/Quicktime folder.

3) Opened new iMovie 6.0.3 and Final Cut Express HD 3.5.1 projects (a) FCE (using Easy Setup in FCE) to Apple Intermediate Codec 1080i60 (b) iMovie 'HDV 1080i'.

4) Connected 4-pin --> 6-pin firewire cable out of the camera to a bus-powered external drive and from the drive, firewire 800 --> firewire 800 --> MacBook Pro 10.5.8.

This was a last-ditch, Hail Mary effort. It worked, and the camera showed up in the System Profiler firewire window, too, whereas it had not before all of the above. Still does not show up when hooked directly from the camera to the FW 800 input, but at least I can capture now.

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Canon FS20 camcorder. I have recently switched to a mac; however I need the transfer utility software to download the pics from the camera to the iMac. I already have image mixer for mac. Where...


Do you have iMovie? On mine, with any camcorder I've had, when I have iMovie running and plug the camcorder in it automatically changes to the Record mode. Click on the forward button and it will start the camcorder. Press the Record button when you get to the part you want to record. You can then edit the beginning or end of the section to use the portion(s) you want. The software controls the camcorder to go frontwards or backwards. Works very slick. Not sure what to suggest if you don't use iMovie.

Nov 10, 2011 | Canon FS200 Flash Media Camcorder

Tip

Flawlessly solve questions-Canon HG20 MTS to iMovie 9 with retain best quality


Flawlessly 1080/60i MOV for iMovie-Converting Canon HG20 MTS files to AIC MOV for iMovie

I have a Canon HG 20 with an internal 60GB hard drive. I am using the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and iMovie 09. The apple website says that this camera is compatible with iMovie and even sells it on it's website. When I open iMovie and import the .mts files to iMovie, it prompt an error. After google search, found if I want to edit Canon HG20 1080/60i .mts video with high quality for iMovie 9 on Mac, must to convert Canon HG20 1080/60i .mts files to MOV for iMovie 9 before editing.

And as we konw, Apple Intermediate codec is one of the apple built-in codecs, while others could be Apple DV/DVCPRO - NTSC, DVCPRO50 - NTSC.So convert hg20 mts to aic mov is the best choose. Therefore i need mts to aic converter. Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is the recommended camcorder software to convert AVCHD to apple compatible formats.

Here is the step-by-step guide to quickly convert Canon HG20 MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec 1080/60i (*.mov) with highest quality for editing in iMovie 9 on Mac.

Step 1. Directly download 24Mbps .mts files from Canon VIXIA HG20 to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.
Turn on Canon HG20 camcorder and connect it to computer via USB cable, then launch Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac from Application folder. With built-in wizard, you can easily to capture Full HD .mts files from Canon HG20 camcorder to the program. Select "Import" instead of Backup to quickly capture videos from camcorder. You can find imported videos under "Camcorder Tab" in the main interface of Final Mate for Mac.

Step 2. Create a Movie for Converting Canon VIXIA HG20 MTS files to AIC MOV.
Just select one or multiple video files you would like to convert and then drag and drop them to Movie tab. In this way, a Movie for conversion will be created.

Step 3. Export AIC MOV video file.
Click the Export button and choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) to choose export format for further editing in iMovie. In this way, all video clips will be merged as one single movie for convert to iMovie.

Tips: You are free to set/adjust output MOV files parameters (Bit rate - high quailty, Frame rate - 60, Resolution/Size - 1920 x 1080, channel - 5.1 channel) to make a good output quality. With this set you can get a Flawlessly 1080/60i MOV for iMovie.

Step 4. Click OK to start converting.
Click "OK" to start converting Canon HG20 MTS files to AIC MOV for iMovie .When the conversion is finished, you can import converted mov to iMovie without rendering and edit high quality videos from Canon Vixia HG20 24Mbps mts on iMovie Mac.

Tips: The Canon VIXIA HG20 boasts 1920 x 1080 Full HD, and has a CODEC capable of recording 24Mbps -- the highest AVCHD bitrate --through Canon's own Full HD CMOS Image Sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor. Final Mate for Mac also can lossless split/cut and join/merge Canon HG20 Full HD MTS on Mac with no compression.

on Jun 20, 2011 | Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Body Only Digital...

Tip

Convert and Edit Canon VIXIA HF200/HV30/HF R11 to iMovie, iMovie? 09, iMovie? 11


"Vixia HV30 HDV camera help! Mac and iMovie? I cant get my vixia HD30 HDV canon camera to import any video to my iMovie. ive set the video type to HD-1080i-30 but still nothing. any ideas on how to fix this?"
"I cannot get my mac to recognize my new Canon Vixia hf200 video camera. How do I get it to import my videos? I have a mac tiger, 10.4. My imovie is '07. The Canon is HD and connects through USB."

As Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders becoming more and more popular among people, you may have problem of uploading Canon VIXIA HF video to iMovie, or Mac. Because some of Canon VIXIA camcorders cannot be compatible with iMovie, iMovie' 08, iMovie' 09, such as Canon VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HV30, VIXIA HFS100, etc. Or even though Canon VIXIA camcorders can be compatible with iMovie or Mac, but sometimes video off Canon VIXIA series is not recognized by iMovie due to different aspect ratio or video codec.

If you cannot import Canon VIXIA video like Canon VIXIA HV30, VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HF S100, etc to iMovie for editing, you need a powerful Canon VIXIA to iMovie Converter to convert Canon VIXIA AVCHD video to MOV, MP4, DV for iMovie firstly, then you can import them to iMovie to share or edit.

Doremisoft Canon VIXIA to iMovie Converter is designed for Mac users to convert camcorder video like AVCHD MTS/M2TS to MOV, MP4, DV for iMovie and Mac. It also support converting video such as MOD, TOD, MKV, etc to Mac, iPad, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Blackberry, iDVD , FCP, FCE, etc.

But how to transfer Canon VIXIA video to iMovie? Here, quick guide for you to follow to convert Canon AVCHD MTS, M2TS files to iMovie step by step:

Step1: Install and Launch Doremisoft AVCHD Converter for Mac

Step2: Import Canon VIXIA Video
Click "Add File" to input your Canon VIXIA AVCHD MTS files to Mac AVCHD Video Converter. You can upload several videos one time.

Step3: Set Output Video Format for iMovie
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, MP4 or DV as output video format for iMovie.

Step4: Convert Canon VIXIA Video to iMovie
Click "Start" button to convert Canon VIXIA AVCHD files to iMovie. After conversion finished, you can edit your converted Canon VIXIA videos with iMovie as you like.

Related: How to Get AVCHD MTS/M2TS, MOD Files off HD Camcorder to Mac, iMovie, FCP?
How to Convert and Import Sony HDR Series Video to Mac, iMovie?

on Nov 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Canon FS200 camcorder: can I download to a mac? If not, what wou


yes, it does.
It only works with iLife 08 or 09, not older version.
It's easier to connect with a card reader to your Mac, Open iMovie to import. If via Camcorder, make sure Camcorder is set to display->Print/PC.

Jan 03, 2010 | Canon FS200 Flash Media Camcorder

2 Answers

JVC videocamera isn't seen in Finder on MAC using Firewire.


Hi, Sorry you are having problems,
You are really really close, be sure the camera is plugged in and turned on on preview mode and then launch ( Open ) the iMovie application on your Mac, the iMovie application will recognize the camera and probably prompt you right away if you want to import video from the camera.
There you go, it's that easy...

Mar 26, 2009 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

2 Answers

GZ-MG330 with mac OSX 10.4.10


I had the same problem with the Everio MG330 and I have fixed this problem!!
iMovie needs to be updated to v7.1.1 or it will NOT import from the Everio MG330 HDD video camera.  iMovie '08 is not enough, it needs to be upgraded to v7.1.1

I searched long and hard and finally found this.  IT WORKS NOW!!
1. Update to iMovie 7.1.1 2. Close iMovie 3. Plug in camera using USB cable (iMovie is OFF) 4. Open camera viewer to turn on camera 5. Choose top option (I think it is watch on PC or download to PC or something like that) 6. Open iMovie and follow the pop up instructions for importing.
Please go back to all of the other places you have looked to fix this problem and post this.  Let's help each other.

Nov 09, 2008 | JVC Everio GZ-MG130 Camcorder

1 Answer

Can't download video to macintosh from the canon zr100


Unfortunately, it looks as if you may have one of the macs that just doesn't want to co-operate. If the FW cable is brand new, i highly doubt you've got a defective cable. After doing a Google search, Canon knows of this problem and hasn't offered any real support or a solution. I could only assume it's the camcorder and not the mac. Give me another day or so and I'll get back to ya, I'll see if I can borrow my friends camcorder and try to get it to work on one of my other macs. 
In the meantime, try opening imovie , connect the camcorder while it's off, turn it on and set up imovie as if you were about to capture ntsc footage. Next play the tape in the camcorder and see if imovie recognizes it then.
Ciza

Oct 30, 2008 | Canon ZR100 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

7 Answers

Problem installing ImageMixer 3 software on my Mac.


I just got off the phone with Canon support. I have a Canon HF 100 and was experiencing the same problems. If you have the newest version of iMovie (in iMovie '08....but I would bet '09 would work fine as well...'06 is questionable), you shouldn't have any trouble getting the files off your camera onto your Mac.

Steps:

1. Plug in the camera and turn the power on (or plug in the memory card via a card reader)
2. Open iMovie
3. Wait a few seconds to see if your camera connection automatically opens, if it doesn't, click on the image of the camera on the far left side of the middle bar in iMovie.
4. It should recognize the video information you have plugged in at this point. If it doesn't, in the bottom of the import window, see if you can select a camera from the drop down list next to where it says "camera" in the bottom left.

I was told by the tech support people that I need to update my Final Cut Express software in order to read the video files, however I think they're wrong because I'm pretty sure I have the newest version. I also just found this information on Apple's website useful (see the video entitled "Built in AVCHD"): http://www.apple.com/finalcutexpress/ If you're using Final Cut Express 4, go to File -> Log & Transfer (or hit SHIFT + COMMAND + 8 on your keyboard) and if your camera/memory stick is plugged in, it should show a list of your files right there. Much better than iMovie.

Here is some information on the stuff I am using if it's useful:

iMovie '08 version 7.1.4
Final Cut Express 4 version 4.0.1
Canon HF 100 Digital HD Camcorder
Mac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.6

Hope this is helpful. I doubt that I will check back to this forum, so please email any questions you might have (I may or may not be able to answer) to bbaumgar@ucsd.edu. I would recommend, assuming you have a Mac, going out and buying iMovie '09 ($39 - $79 depending where you buy it), Final Cut Express ($100 - $300 depending where you buy it), or Final Cut Studio 2 ($400 - $1200 depending where you buy it) before spending money on another software that won't let you do as much. The Imagemixer 3 software that your camera came with is supposed to let you basically do the same things, but doesn't work on Mac. It looks like you can buy the Mac version from Pixela...but I would encourage you to contact Canon or Pixela support first and demand a free one, since you paid so much for the camcorder and should be entitled to the software.

Canon tech support was pretty useful as well: 1-800-828-4040. I only had to wait about 5 minutes. (The total call was around 15 mins).

Good luck.

-Brian

Feb 12, 2008 | Panasonic Palmcorder SDR-H18 Camcorder

1 Answer

Transfering video clips?


Make sure you're using a program that recognizes video files. iPhoto, for example, doesn't. iMovie does.

Sep 19, 2007 | HP Photosmart M425 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon MV550i Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

Related Topics:

50 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Video Cameras Experts

Chance Miller

Level 2 Expert

437 Answers

Chris Phillips

Level 1 Expert

19 Answers

Pieter Vleeshouwers
Pieter Vleeshouwers

Level 3 Expert

1790 Answers

Are you a Canon Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...