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Communicating with iMovie

Hi, I've connected my canon MV700i to my Mac, and the camcorder is displaying DV in so it is connected, but my Mac is not recognising it. Is it compatable with mac and I Movie? Do I need to change more settings on the camcorder? I have tried changing it to AV-DV on, and off. Help!

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2008

    I having the same problem, just searching round the internet now, but as yet no luck. If anybody know how thia can be solved please help. 

    I'm off to see a mac genius next week so will ask them, and post  reply if i cant find anything sooner.

  • hjwhyte Apr 07, 2009

    Hey, I have virtually the same problem although I seem to be able to transfer some footage, the import window whilst importing displays the footage being imported, then suddenly changes to a blue background.

    I'm worrying if the problem is with the firewire port and not imovie or the camcorder.

    anyone having the same issues and the same feelings on where the problem originates? 

  • pinklady57 Apr 26, 2009

    similar problem here. Any progress on this?



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Hahaha me to guys.... plug it into m macbook and i get nothing...

iv got final cut + imove HD (Better than imovie08) and cant import anthing...

On the cannon website it says there are no driver downloads for the camera altho when i downloaded the instructions it says:
"Optional software is required for transferring recordings
from the tape to a computer. Refer to the instruction manual of the software."


bet its somthing really simple :/

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Where can i get the software for my mv700i so that i can transfer from my camcoder to my pc which is a apple mac

Hi Ron - You just need to connect the camera to the Mac firewire port and load the Mac Imovie software which will let you load the video to your machine.

To get any of the Canon software you can download it from their website HERE

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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.

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But also some of Canon VIXIA HF series camcorders can support iMovie' 09 or iMovie' 11. You can check the list of Canon VIXIA HF camcorders compatible with iMovie' 09 as follows:

So if you would like to edit Canon VIXIA AVCHD video in FCP, you need to convert these AVCHD MTS files to FCP supported video format like MOV, MP4, DV, then you can import them to FCP for editing.

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