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Sony Handycam DVD103 with a Mac

I have a Sony Handycam but only have Macs around the house. What are my editing/viewing options?

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Re: Sony Handycam DVD103 with a Mac

You need iMovie to get the video and edit to mac.

Step 1: Connect camcorder to your Mac computer with cable (USB/Wifi)
Step 2: Select mode of camcorder such as PC/Computer mode Step 3: iMovie will automatic open Import window Step 4: If DVD Player automatic open. just quit DVD Player first Step 5: So Now, you can review your video or select "Import All"(make sure your switch is set to "Automatic") Step 6: If you select "Manual", you can import some clip to iMovie Step 7: If you import from Tape based device (DV/HDV), iMovie will automatic revise tape and import all Step 8: iMovie automatic create thumbnail video after complete import

links: How to get and Convert videos from HD Video camera/camcorder?

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This solution requires a Tivo II or higher. My Tivo is networked with my Mac, so video from the camera goes into the Tivo, from the Tivo to the Mac, and from there it is up to Toast and the Tivo Transfer software. Getting the video into I-movie requires the extra step of converting it via Final Cut. It is a convoluted process, but it works - next time I buy a Mac compatable Video, but this one was $99 on Ebay!

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However, you can transfer the video to the Mac Computer. Refer the link given below for the instruction:

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

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2) Connect a MiniDV deck to your Mac, take the tape out of your camera, and put in the deck (like a VCR).

I'm sorry I can't give you better news - please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Kind regards,

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Hi Mountainsoul I have found the manual for you to download at Sony's site HERE
Please rate my answer ,happy recording.

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