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I am not a techie and I bought two Canon HV20 cameras for a small video project we are doing in Florida after reading some sensational reviews. We took the first batch of tapes to our "producer" who call me up screaming that they tapes frozeup her Mac laptop with Final Cut Pro. She then took it to her editor who is a techie and said it it froze up his Final Cut on a Mac Tower and it took him three hours to unravel the mess. I run a business and it seems really odd that Canon would have a camera that is not compatible with one of the topvideo editing software programs. I read on some discussion sites that some owners gave up trying to edit in HD and finally settled for lower quiality images for home use while other said an older lap top could not handle the size of the images in HD. Is theresome other propritary software required to inport the footage into Final Cut? Any sugestions? Mike Joyce, Ft.Lauderdale

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Firstly check whether your Canon HV20 camera supports mac operating system or not..if supports and you are facing problem go with windows operatins system

Editing tools :
-Adobe .Premiere Pro 2.0 > Win XP SP2
-Avid Technology .Liquid >\ Win XP
-Grass Valley .EDIUS Pro version 4 >\Win XP
-MAGIX .Movie Edit PRO 11 >$50 Win 2000/XP
-NewTek .SpeedEDIT > Win XP
-Pinnacle Systems .Studio Plus 10.5 Titanium Edition >$99 Win XP
-Sony Media Software .Vegas+DVD 7 Win 2000/XP

You can use the below link for sonycreative software which will is good editing tool for lower quality images
http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/vegaspro

You can use the link to see the video for using hd files on mac
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN0Nw5chIS4

Download the user manual to know more about your camera
http://hv20.info/yopu/HV20_EN_NTSC.pdf

For more information on using final cut pro with Canon HV20 camer
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306389

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Yes..it's available from a reseller that works with Canon. If you can give me the actual model number from that unit, and perhaps a serial number, we'll be able to proceed.

OTOH, that question about the Canon and Final Cut, that's usual. Those folks don't even go to the same conventions or seminars.

Digital madness.


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