Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV18 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

2 Answers

Importing video from Xl1 canon into my Mac

Hi, I bought an XL-1 camera and I'm trying to use the Playback to import video onto my Mac. I got Final Cut Express. But when I open Final Cut, it says there's no recognition of a Firewire connection. What type of firewire do I need? Where does the cable enter on the XL-1? HELP!!!

Posted by on

  • yrpking Jul 23, 2008

    I neede the driver for vista

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I recently bout a canon xl1 but is curious to how i import footage from it into my new Imac? I have final cut express4 for my editing...CAN ANYBODY HELP ME WITH THIS? WHAT firewire cable do i need?

Posted on May 26, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

You must use the third party software convert your video files format to final cut express support formats.such as dv,mp4,mov
if your video files is .tod format,you can use tod to final cut express converter.
http://www.fceconverter.com/tod-to-final-cut-express/
if it's .mod files format, you can use mod to final cut express converter
http://www.fceconverter.com/mod-to-final-cut-express/

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Cannot import videos from sony hdr cx 210


Trying MTS Converter for Mac support convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to ProRes, AIC, DNXHD MOV etc. for Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer 6 compatible format on Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8

Apr 25, 2012 | Sony Video Cameras

1 Answer

Hello, I want to download video clips from my Optura 50 tape onto my mac computer, and I have various adobe software applications available like final cut pro


You will require a firewire cable to connect to the Mac. Usually a 4 to 6 pin cable, the newer Macs use a 9 pin version.
iMovie will do the job as will Final Cut.

Mar 24, 2011 | Canon Optura 50 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Camcorder importing - no manual


This is the same unit I have. Simply connect a 4-pin to 4-pin Firewire cable between the computer and the camera. (Port is under the lens, under a smal rubber cap. Once the connection is made, turn on the camera, and it should appear on your mac as a new fixed drive. Import your files normally from there.

Hope this helps!

Jan 05, 2009 | Canon MV600 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

3 Answers

Importing Video to a Mac


XL2s are notorious for issues in interacting with final cut.
Simply put, sometimes it will work, sometimes it won't. But - there's a way around it.
Change the capture settings preset to 'non-controllable device'. Use the shuttle controls on top the handle of the XL2 to play back the footage as you wish. when you want to capture, click 'Capture Now' - It should do the trick.

Apr 08, 2008 | Canon XL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

7 Answers

Problem installing ImageMixer 3 software on my Mac.


I just got off the phone with Canon support. I have a Canon HF 100 and was experiencing the same problems. If you have the newest version of iMovie (in iMovie '08....but I would bet '09 would work fine as well...'06 is questionable), you shouldn't have any trouble getting the files off your camera onto your Mac.

Steps:

1. Plug in the camera and turn the power on (or plug in the memory card via a card reader)
2. Open iMovie
3. Wait a few seconds to see if your camera connection automatically opens, if it doesn't, click on the image of the camera on the far left side of the middle bar in iMovie.
4. It should recognize the video information you have plugged in at this point. If it doesn't, in the bottom of the import window, see if you can select a camera from the drop down list next to where it says "camera" in the bottom left.

I was told by the tech support people that I need to update my Final Cut Express software in order to read the video files, however I think they're wrong because I'm pretty sure I have the newest version. I also just found this information on Apple's website useful (see the video entitled "Built in AVCHD"): http://www.apple.com/finalcutexpress/ If you're using Final Cut Express 4, go to File -> Log & Transfer (or hit SHIFT + COMMAND + 8 on your keyboard) and if your camera/memory stick is plugged in, it should show a list of your files right there. Much better than iMovie.

Here is some information on the stuff I am using if it's useful:

iMovie '08 version 7.1.4
Final Cut Express 4 version 4.0.1
Canon HF 100 Digital HD Camcorder
Mac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.6

Hope this is helpful. I doubt that I will check back to this forum, so please email any questions you might have (I may or may not be able to answer) to bbaumgar@ucsd.edu. I would recommend, assuming you have a Mac, going out and buying iMovie '09 ($39 - $79 depending where you buy it), Final Cut Express ($100 - $300 depending where you buy it), or Final Cut Studio 2 ($400 - $1200 depending where you buy it) before spending money on another software that won't let you do as much. The Imagemixer 3 software that your camera came with is supposed to let you basically do the same things, but doesn't work on Mac. It looks like you can buy the Mac version from Pixela...but I would encourage you to contact Canon or Pixela support first and demand a free one, since you paid so much for the camcorder and should be entitled to the software.

Canon tech support was pretty useful as well: 1-800-828-4040. I only had to wait about 5 minutes. (The total call was around 15 mins).

Good luck.

-Brian

Feb 12, 2008 | Panasonic Palmcorder SDR-H18 Camcorder

2 Answers

Playback problems - timer stays at zero


Firewire transfer problem with PV-GS320. HAd bought the PV-GS90 and ran into significant transfer issues importing to Mac (iMovie and Fincal Cut Express HD both had problems). Upgraded to GS320 as Macworld rated it highly. Same problems: video plays back perfectly with no computer connection. once connected, video and audio stutter, go out of sync, sometimes just stop and/or crash the program.

I've used a borrowed Canon GL with this Mac before with no issues, so I suspect the camera. Have tried reset button, trashing preferences, restarts, the works. still can't get clean video to transfer from a brand new camera. Any Ideas?

Feb 09, 2008 | Panasonic PV-GS320 Camcorder

1 Answer

Canon


You don't actaully need the camera. If the DVD is not copyrighted simply put the DVD disc into your mac and copy the biggrest file (usually marked video.ts) You can then drag and drop this onto your Final Cut timeline.

Dec 24, 2007 | Canon XH A1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Handycam DCR-TRV18 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

Related Topics:

394 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Cameras Experts

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

286 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96396 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...