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Hd writer on mac

I can't get the hd writer disk to work on my Mac. does this mean I can't edit stuff from my camera on my computer? is there somewhere I can get a mac version of HD writer 2.0 for sx/sd?

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  • kris55 Mar 22, 2008

    Thanks. Will need to buy I Movie 08. Can't seem to find a free download anywhere.

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If you didn't get a mac version of the HD writer with your camera I don't think there is any.

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You can also transfer AVCHD clips to a Mac running OS X 10.4 and above using iMovie 08.

You need to get iMovie 08 which is the first version of iMovie capable of handling the complex AVCHD transport stream.

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Please check if you are using DVD-R to the hd writer...

if you are using it .then its not possible

You can only use DVD-RW and must format the disc to VR format, not Video format.

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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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.



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MTS converter for Mac is a great program that works well with various AVCHD camcorders including Sony, Cannon, Panasonic, JVC, etc; it enables you to convert AVCHD footage/video that in mts, m2ts, ts files extension to something friendly and editable. Whether you are working on Intel Mac or PowerPC Mac, or using Final Cut Pro, iMovie or other editing program, mts converter for Mac can always gives you the most satisfying result.

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I had this same issue...I bet you're using DVD-R, am I correct?

Apparently you can't copy video from DVD-R to the HD Writer. Period. Just can't do it. (Would be nice if they mentioned this in the manual.)

You can only use DVD-RW and must format the disc to VR format, not Video format.

I'm using a program called Handbrake (free) which I think can convert your .vob files (from the Video_TS folder on your DVD) to quicktime files, or similar, so that you can actually do something with the video...

Best of luck, I'm really no expert, and I probably won't return to this page, so a reply to me is likely not going to be read by me...

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