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Importing HD video on a Mac

I have a JVCGZ-HD3U drive based hd cam and I can't import the footage in iMovie 06 or 08.  I am running Leopard 10.5.2.

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  • Kitchens Mac Feb 20, 2008

    This is a great suggestion. Do you have a recommendation for where I can get drivers? Also, if this doesn't work, I do have a lot of research/debugging that is in writing that can save you/us some time.

    The driver suggestion is the best thing I've heard so far though.

    I'll look up JVC Drivers. Let me know if you have any other suggestions for finding Drivers.

  • Kitchens Mac Feb 20, 2008

    You're correct, the key word is "should". It should work. But it doesn't. Any way, I found a link that shows how to make it work on an older OS, older version of iMovie etc.

    I have a computer set up for that, so I'll try it.

    Here's the link
    http://media2.jvc.com/camcorder/macHD.mo...> in case this comes up again.

    The problems are multiple
    Drivers (Computer doesn't see video camera as a drive, but can see pictures that were taken)
    Quicktime update to 7.4.1 seems to have introduced a problem
    iMovie 08 is a problem

    It appears that Tiger, the older version of QT & iMovie may resolve the problem. I HOPE! I been working on this for about 40 hours.

  • Kitchens Mac Feb 20, 2008

    I finally got it to work but I had to go back to old OS, Old iMovie etc. The only bug I have left is I need to convert some of my videos.

    I need a Mac program that converts video to Apple intermediate codec. (AIC)

    I can't use Quicktime Pro unless it's an older version of QT, i.e. 7.1. The new version of QT pro apparently causes a problem when converting the videos.

    Please guide me to a sight that I can download/purchase a program that converts video to AIC.

    Thanks

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Here you can find a relative user manual:
http://www.jvc.com/Resources/00/00/89/LYT1734-001A.pdf
Hint:
Try to import directly from the camcorder ("Import from camera..."), not from files ("Import Movies..."). File import (i.e. "Import Movies...") pretty much works the same as in iMovie '06, and does not let you import files directly from your camcorder. The way it should work is that you connect your camcorder with USB while iMovie is running, iMovie '08 detects it, and then brings up a camera import window with thumbnails of all the clips on your camcorder. There is a tutorial video called "Importing from a camcorder" here:

http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#imovie

Have a nice day.

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Hi,

So your problem is not yet solved .We had a chat for almost 4hours.Did you try contacting the JVC people for any more solutions.If not then here is the contact no.

(800) 252-5722
Email: supportproinfo@jvc.com

Goodluck once again..

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  • Priya darshan Feb 20, 2008

    Got a link for the driver check THIS out..

  • Priya darshan Feb 20, 2008

    Please let me know if your problem is solved or not.Maklean has given you some links tell me if they worked or else im gonna search few and give it to you...

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hi there

have you tried a different medium to which you transfer the videos? what i mean is a different software of your choice.

have you tried also using a driver which your cam is compatible for your mac? most probable cause that you cant import those videos is that your mac itself does not have the correct drivers for the specific files to be imported to.

hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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    earl norman llanera Feb 20, 2008

    once again,



    can i suggest that if you have another computer that uses windows, you can try and upload those footages there and just transfer the already downloaded footages from your pc(windows) to the other pc(mac). but this is only a suggestion. it may be a hsssle but its another way.

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