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Can't download video from camera to imac for use in imovie or final cut express.

I hooked my brand new sony hdr-sr12 to my imac (uses leapard os) and it will not recognize the camera in either imovie or final cut express. I tried to open the icon on the desktop and drag the files to both programs and both acted like they were opening files and then said they were not readable files. There is no port for a firewire which is what my computer is telling me to use. It will open iphoto and import still photos from the memory disk pro. I want to be able to edit my video. What do I do from here?All the video I have tried to download is recorded in HD.

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Import hd video to final cut express, total media software is a useful program.

http://www.mp4kits.com/Guides/FinalCutExpress/import-hd-video-to-final-cut-express/

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