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Uploading video to Mac

13 hours of south america video recorded on my cherished SONY DCR-TRV280 using SUPER 8MM Tape. APPLE promised that I could upload/edit on a MACBOOK. I bought the computer based upon that promise. Guess what......It wont work. Based upon a 'genius' recommendation, I bought a CANOPUS and later POPCORN software....NO LUCK......I did have CORD CAMERA transcribe a family reunion onto DVD....They did a great job.
The problem remains.....I need to edit 13 hours down to 2 hours. I need those bits and bites inside my computer.
Now I am suffering from tech burnout.

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If I remember correctly the USB connection is used for still picture etc, you need to use the firewire connection for the video. if your laptop doesn't have that connection you might need to get a adapter or a card for the computer so you can use the firewire connection to trasnfer video to the computer.


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Best HD Camcorder for Mac, iMovie, iMovie? 08, iMovie? 09


Recording daily life and interesting things with a HD camcorder becomes a trend for our people. They like to share these digital camcorder videos on Mac or PC with family and friends. However, selecting a good digital camcorder for Mac is not easy for green hand. Maybe more tips need paying attention, for example, the types of your camcorder and Mac, the version of iMovie on Mac, Mac and PC compability with digital camcorder and so on.

iMovie has been a Mac OS X only application bundled in the iLife suite of Macintosh applications since iMovie3. From 2007 to 2010, Apple developed iMovie to iMovie' 08, iMovie' 09, and iMovie for iPhone and iPod Touch. Luckily, iMovie' 08, iMovie' 09 are designed to work with a wide range of digital video devices and formats, including tape-based(use a FireWire cable, also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) and the latest tapeless camcorders that record to flash memory, a hard disk drive(HDD), or DVD media.

A list of Digital Camcorders Compatible with iMovie' 08, iMovie' 09 on Mac OS X
NTSC Camcorders(a video format used in North America, Central America, Japan, and parts of South America)
Canon: DC20, DC50, DC220, DC230, FS10, FS11, FS100, HF10, HF11, HF100, HG10, HG20, HG21, HR10.
JVC: GZ-HD10, GZ-HD30, GZ-HD40, GZ-MG330, GZ-MG67, GZ-MG255, GZ-MG555U, GZ-MG505U.
Panasonic: HDC-DX1, HDC-SD5, HDC-SD9, HDC-SD20, HDC-SD200, HDC-HS9, HDC-HS20, HDC-HS100, HDC-HS200, HDC-HS300, HDC-SX5, SDR-H50, SDR-H60, SDR-H200, SDR-S10
Sony: HDR-CX11, HDR-CX12, HDR-SR1, HDR-SR7, HDR-SR11, HDR-TG1, DCR-SR82, DCR-SR200, DCR-DVD308, DCR-DVD508, DCR-DVD403.
PAL Camcorders(a video format used in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, most of Asia, and parts of South America)
Canon: DC50E, DC220E, DC330E, FS10E, FS100E, HF11E, HF100E, HG10E, HG20E, HG21E.
JVC: GZ-HD10KR, GZ-HD30, GZ-HD40, GZ-MG255, GZ-MG67, GZ-MG155, GZ-MG330.
Panasonic: HDC-DX1, HDC-SD9, HDC-SD200, HDC-TM20, HDC-TM300, HDC-HS20, HDC-HS200, HDC-HS300, SDR-H79, SDR-H60, SDR-S15, SDR-S26.
Sony: DCR-DVD908E, HDR-CX11E, HDR-CX12, HDR-SR1E, DCR-SR5E, HDR-SR12E, HDR-TG1E, HDR-CX7E, HDR-UX20E, DCR-SR82E, DCR-SR100E, DCR-SR300E.

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