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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
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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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SOURCE: Importing video from Xl1 canon into my Mac

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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I have a Sony HDR-SR1 with video on the hard drive. When I connect it to my iMac via as USB cable, I can see the camera on my desktop, but can't seem to import anything via IMovie. What am I doing...


It is a Hard Disk type Camcorder. Follow the steps as mentioned on the Link given below to transfer the video from the Camcorder to a Mac Computer.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C455202


NOTE: Movie player applications must support MPEG-2 for standard-definition video or AVCHD for high-definition video to open and play these files. Refer to the software manufacturer of the movie player application you are using for additional information and any available updates.

The Apple Macintosh Web site offers MPEG2 Works 4 Advanced 4.2 for download.

The Apple Macintosh Web site has an MPEG-2 Playback component for Quicktime 6 or 7 available for purchase.

Troubleshooting information about importing MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 clips with Apple iMovie software is available on the Apple Macintosh Web site.

For the Apple Mac OS X operating system, DVD authoring software (Capty DVD/VCD 2 ) and MPEG editing software (Capty MPEG Edit EX) is available for purchase from the PIXELA Web site. These applications are for standard-definition video only.



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