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Importing video to Apple iBook G4 to edit movie

Importing video to computer to edit movie footage works with connection by firewire to older Apple  iMac but not to iBook G4.   I can import the footage on the iBook to play the movie but not when I want to edit the movie -- then there are no clips or playback on the screen or audio.   Since all this works on the iMac desktop but not on the iBookG4 laptop, I must be leaving something out.   Can you help me? I have a Sony Handycam DCR-HC42E which I have connected to my ibookG4  using a 6-pin to 4-pin DV cable but my ibook does not seem to detect the DV cable at all. This is the first time I am trying to import videos to my ibook. I have never had any problems doing the same to my previous laptop BUT that was a hp pavillion... and not an Apple product. I am new to the Mac and feel really lost as don't really know what to do. I would really appreciate if someone has overcome a similar problem. 
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There is a great manual here:
http://www.sony.co.uk/support/ShowExternalPage.action?product=DCR-HC14E&supportProductModelName=DCR-HC14E&linkType=manual&isRegistered=false&site=odw_en_GB&pageType=manualPopup&sectiontype=Support&externalUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpdf.crse.com%2Fmanuals%2F3089850112.pdf&externalLinkType=manual
And in short the I.link is a 1394 port or firewire port
You should be good to go

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SOURCE: Sony DCR-TRV530 firewire connection not recogized on Mac; won't import or capture video

try to use USB wire and then install the driver to your pc. hope that helps you!


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Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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Unfortunately, it's not exactly a trivial process. The basic steps are as follows:

1) connect the camcorder to the computer
2) transfer the video from the dv tape to a file on the computer
3) optionally, edit the video file
4) upload the file from the computer to youtube.com

1) the camcorder has 4-pin 1394 (also called firewire or i-link) jack, and the computer (if equipped) either has 6-pin 1394 jack or 4-pin 1394 jack (on some notebooks). if your computer doesn't have a 1394 jack, you need to buy a 1394 adapter (eg. pricegrabber.com)

2) transfer the video from the dv tape to a file on the computer hard drive using editing software or a software utility designed for doing just that. this software may come with the camcorder or the 1394 adapter.

3) optionally, use editing software to take an excerpt from the file, rearrange parts of the video, add titles, etc., and output a new file

4) upload the file to youtube.com. there are some guides on their website as well (eg. youtube.com)

I hope that helps.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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I recently bout a canon xl1 but is curious to how i import footage from it into my new Imac? I have final cut express4 for my editing...CAN ANYBODY HELP ME WITH THIS? WHAT firewire cable do i need?

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Plz tell me how to download a latest video editing software for my sony handycam


Losing your Handycam software is the best thing that could have happened to you all. It stinks. Firewire eliminates the need for the crummy camcorder software. Basically, you need to install, or have installed, a Firewire card in your PC, then buy a Firewire cable. Then WinDV software will work perfectly to import video. USB connections, and the USB cable, are ideal for downloading digital still images from cameras. Running footage requires a very large bandwidth, which basically is the throughput from camera to computer. Think of a funnel with a small opening. The small opening is USB. Make the opening 4 times as large and nothing backs up in the funnel. The large opening is Firewire. Anyways, by using a Firewire connection, you can bypass the camcorder software and use "real" video editing software.

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As for the video editing software
You can use Sonys movie studio http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/moviestudiohd
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Windows Movie Maker - The best video editing tool for Windows that's free and chances are you already have it installed on your computer as part of XP SP2. Microsoft Movie Maker has all the basic video editing tools plus a good collection of transitions and video effects.

There's an in-built movie titler that lets add you styles to text titles including ticker taps, zoom and even the scroll effect. And if you are feeling lazy, just hit the AutoMovie command to have the entire video produced for you with intervention.

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Batch Manage/Handle Camcorder AVCHD MTS/M2TS Footage At One Time on Mac OS X


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But for conversion output movies, all the editing features in Final Mate for Mac are available. <br /><br />Step 5: Output your movies. <br />Click on Export button and you can find output details on Export window. It will list the number of lossless output movie and conversion output movie. <br /> <br />After confirming your output details, please click on Export into Editor, Export into Device or Common Formats to choose output format for movies to be converted. 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Huge Loss Of Quality When Importing To Computer


First off, see if it has a firewire port, and if so then try to upload via firewire cable, not usb. But for any camera, you lose quality when uploading to a computer. What you could try doing is convert it to another format, this may improve quality some. Try not using widescreen, see what results you will get.Also, are you using internal memory on the camera or external (IE-SD card). From my experience, using a high quality SD card (SDHC for example) and getting a card reader (They are cheap, USB card readers about a buck on ebay) and uploading it like that, you get better quality video and pictures. Try some of these, if they don't work you can wait for another person to answer or email me.
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JVC CAMCORDER GZ-HD7U


You CAN NOT use the Firewire to capture your footage like DV or HDV camcorders. I too Have a macbook pro and use FCPS2 to edit my footage. If you want to get the footage off of the HD7u, you'll have to connect via USB2.0 and download the .TOD files and use a program to convert them. I use MPEGStreamclip. It will work with the .TOD files and convert them to a format that iMovie or FInal Cut will understand. If this is not for professional work you'll probably be fine converting the footage to the HDV standard or DV standard and not have to render in FCP to edit the footage. 
Caution... MPEG2 codec may be needed. If you have FCP or have Quicktime pro, you probably already have it other wise you can purchase it from apple for $29.99 or if you try real hard (not to hard) you can probably find it on a torrent for free.
I hope this helps your situation
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How do i connect my canon GL1 to My desktop computer?


Do you have a firewire cable? You should be able to use Windows Movie Maker to import footage as long as you have it connected via firewire.

Hope this helps!

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How to get my PC recognize the Panasonic NV-GS15


Solution A: make sure you are using the correct cable for what you are doing (eg USB for webcam and importing photos and Firewire for transferring video footage

most desktops have firewire plug in them but laptops don't usually

to get a firewire plug in a laptop you need a PCMCIA to Firewire Cardbus (ask your local retail store for one or buy one on ebay etc.)

after that put the cardbus in your PCMCIA slot and restart

then go to Windows Movie Maker and press "capture from video device"


hope this helps!

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Trouble importing DV data into PC


I think you may need the software driver for whatever operating system the p.c is using .

Windows may need a driver as Apple is very versatile at detecting hardware and basically just works.

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