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I HAVE A SONY CAMCORDER FROM THE USA CAN I DOWNLOAD FILM TO IMOVIE

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Which kind of camcorder? the hdv versions usually had a ilink port which was a 4pin firewire that can hook up to the 9pin firewire on macs. if you have a newer model mac with a thunderbolt port there are adapters you can get for firewire. newer model sony camcorders usually have sd cards you can take out and drag files over. there might also be a usb port option.

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you need firewire to import video, unsure of Imovie software, should not matter once on pc

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AV output or USB
AV output needs a capture device
USB connection the computer should see it as a disk drive in MY COMPUTER icon that you can transfer the data as a mpg file to the Cdrive in any folder.

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Best way to convert m2ts video format to mov format?


MTS and M2TS format is a Sony hd camcorders and Panasonic camcorders format.if you want to edit your video clips by imovie than you have to convert it to imovie suitable format.you can convert it mov format bfor edit.mov format is commonly use and most preferred for imovie.just download a good converter. http://www.aimersoft.com/convert-mts/convert-mts-m2ts-to-mov-mac.html

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Convert Sony TX100V 1080/60p MTS to AIC MOV for iMovie 11 and keep the raw...


Convert Sony TX100V 1080/60p MTS to AIC MOV for iMovie 11 and keep the raw quailty

The Sony DSC-TX100V is on the iMovie '11 compatibility list, But it's a AVCHD 1080/60p camera -- iMovie '11 supports only 30fps! The Sony DSC-TX100V another option for 1920 x 1080/60i which equates to 60 interlaced fields per second, but the video quality of 60i recording mode is not better than 60p mode, so personally i prefer to choose 1080/60p for recording mts footage.So if I want to edit Sony DSC-TX100V 1080/60p .mts video with 60fps high quality for iMovie 11 on Mac, must to convert Sony DSC-TX100V 1080/60p .mts files to iMovie 11 before editing.

After google search , I need convert my Sony DSC-TX100V 1080/60p .mts to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV for iMovie 11 with keep the raw quailty, I found Final Mate for Mac is the recommended can convert Sony DSC-TX100V 1080/60p MTS to 1080/60p AIC MOV for editing on Mac. Then I download and try it. And I had succeed with the Apple Intermediate Codec at 1920x1080 60fps editing for iMovie 11 and i'm very satisfactied with the output quality after uploading the videos on Youtube.

Here is the step-by-step guide to quickly convert Sony DSC-TX100V 1080/60p MTS to AIC 1080/60p (*.mov) for editing in iMovie 11 on Mac.

Step 1. Directly download 60fps .mts files from Sony DSC-TX100V to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.
Connect Sony DSC-TX100V to PC via USB cable. You will face the pop-up message asking you to use camcorder wizard or not. If you do not get the message, just click the Wizard button. Click Yes and follow the wizard to download/import 1080p files to the program.

Step 2. Create a Movie for Converting Sony DSC-TX100V 1080/60p MTS files to AIC 1080/60p MOV.

Method 1): 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.

Method 2): Click downlist of Add button and select for conversion. A blank movie is created. Then drag and drop your Sony DSC-TX100V 60fps .mts files to such a movie for merging together and making a conversion.

Step 3. Export AIC MOV video file.
Click the Export button and choose "Export into Editor". Follow 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.

After the conversion, the AVCHD videos could be imported and recognized by Mac iMovie 11 with 60fps highest quailty. And after editing you can upload the best quailty .mts files to Youtube for share.

Tips: The Final Mate For Mac support camcorder includes but not limited to Panasonic HDC-TM900,TM90,SD90,HDC-TM700/HS700/SD700, SD60/HS60, DMC-GH2,GH1,GF2,ZS7/TZ10; Sony HDR-CX700, CX550, XR550, XR520, CX350, CX305, CX150,CX360, Alpha NEX-5,DSC-HX5V,; Canon Vixia HF200, HF S100,HG10,HG20,HF R10,HF R11,HF R100.etc If you want to know more about Camocorder , plaease visit the Camcorder column for more information.

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Convert and Edit Sony HDR-FX7/XR150/CX110 Series to Mac, iMovie, FCP


Sony HDR series Camcorders are High Definition Models, which store video in AVCHD MTS/MPEG-2. As a kind of popular HD camcorder, Sony HDR series own several hot family members including Sony HDR-XR150, HDR-XR500V, HDR-CX110, HDR-CX150, HDR-FX7, etc. Sony HDR series Handycam is lightweight, recording in high definition with good video quality, easy to use.

If you decide to select one, now, the following list of Sony HDR Series Camcorders you can check:
Sony HDR-CX Series: HDR-CX100, HDR-CX110, HDR-CX120, HDR-CX150, HDR-CX300, HDR-CX500V, HDR-CX550V, etc.
Sony HDR-SR Series: HDR-SR12, HDR-SR11, HDR-SR7, HDR-SR100, HDR-SR200, HDR-SR10E, HDR-SR12E, etc.
Sony HDR-XR Series: HDR-XR100, HDR-XR150, HDR-XR200, HDR-XR350V, HDR-XR550V, HDR-XR200E, etc.
Other Sony HDR Series: HDR-HC7, HDR-HC9E, HDR-FX7, HDR-FX7E, HDR-UX10, HDR-UX20, HDR-AX2000, HDR-TG5, HDR-TG5E, etc.
(Some of Sony HDR Camcorder Compatible with iMovie' 09) http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3290

Owing to Sony HDR Handycam recording video in AVCHD MTS/MPEG, or miniDV, for Mac users, you cannot directly import these MTS, MPEG, miniDV video to Mac to edit with iMovie, FCP, etc.
If you want to convert and import Sony HDR video to Mac, how to do that?
Sony HDR Video Converter for Mac is the best solution to tansfer Sony HDR video like AVCHD MTS, MPEG2, miniDV, etc to MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, H.264 for Mac. With this AVCHD Converter for Mac, you can easily convert camcorder video such as MTS, M2TS, TOD, MOD, MPEG, etc to MOV, MP4, AVI, 3GP, FLV, MPEG-4, MP3, etc for Mac, iMovie, Quicktime, iDVD, FCP, FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, Youtube, etc.

Quick Guide to Convert Sony HDR Video to Mac, iMovie, Quicktime Step by Step
Step One: Import Sony HDR Video
Click "Add File" to add your Sony HDR AVCHD MTS or MPEG-2 files to Mac AVCHD Converter after you launched it. You can upload several videos one time.

Step Two: Set Output Video Format for Mac
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS, Quicktime, iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc.

Step Three: Convert Sony HDR Video
Click "Start" button to convert Sony HDR video like AVCHD MTS/M2TS, MPEG-2, miniDV files to Mac. After conversion finished, you can enjoy converted Sony HDR video on Mac or edit these videos with iMovie, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.

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on Oct 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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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.



Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 14, 2009 | Sony Handycam HDR-SR1 HD Camcorder

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Download to my computer


Hi Heart of Chr....

Here is the USB driver for your Sony Handycam DCR-HC52e:

http://www.camerahacker.com/Forums/Video%20Camera/Sony/Sony_DCR-HC21_xp_driver_needed.files.hidden/USBDRVEN.EXE

The Firewire driver is already bundled with Windows XP.

Software for viewing, editing and transferring:
DCRHC52 is compatible with Windows Movie Maker & Apple iMovie,meaning you can usually begin editing your footage straight away usingthe software already installed on your PC.

Hope this helps :)
Season's Greetings!

Chris (ziraffa)

Dec 24, 2008 | Sony DCR-HC52E Mini DV Camcorder

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Can't download to imac


i think you can try another kind of movie downloader.
have a look from http://free-download-films.com/]
it contains much information about film.
hope it can help you more or less!

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Downloading to Macintosh


Hello! I guess you cannot download a video from your Sony DCR-TRV22 to iMovie not unless you have to capture it first. if you gonna capture a movie from your handy cam you need an appropriate software and then load it to iMovie so you can edit or whatever things you want to do with it. And be sure that the extension file name of the movie is .avi, cause it is how iMovie could read it.

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Video won't import into IMovie


you need firewire to import video, unsure of Imovie software, should not matter once on pc

Dec 25, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV530 Digital Camcorder

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