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Cannot edit the video files on PC or Mac

I finalized the disk and tried to edit the clips with Sonic, but I am getting and run time error with video titles. Then I burned the small disk on to a regular DVD so I could try it in the Mac. The movie clips will play, but there is no way to edit them in imovie This is really frustrating. I am trying to do a project for my son and need to edit these clips!

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I have resolved this problem using nero recode to convert "sony"-DVD in mpeg4 files. So it work correctly with imovie, but you always need a PC to convert file, and the quality is worst that the quality of the original DVD...and it take you a lot of time

Posted on May 11, 2008

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Sony and mac do not play nice together! the video was recorded in mpeg 2 and mac likes to see a different file format-sony will work with 08 versions of imovie-try to use moviemaker-free in your menus- in Vista if possible-try to stream disc from camcorder to computer using usb on camcorder-stick w/windows if at all possible-use a pinnicale converter box to convert av output from camcorder to usb-about 50-100.00.

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