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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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  • cougfamily Jan 16, 2008

    I have the same Sony Handycam and was planning to purchase an imac. I'm trying to find out whether I'll be able to upload video from camera to an imac. Anybody know how?



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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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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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