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Transfering video to Mac OS X 10.4.11

I am banging my head on a wall trying to transfer my video from Panasonic SDR H40 to my Mac.  I have iMovie HD 6.0.3 I cannot use a firewire the camcorder has none.  Please help.

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    i can get my PV-gs500 to be seen by mac intel 2.0 duo

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Your camcorder has a DV port which is your 4 pin firewire connection-use a 4 to 6 pin cable for your mac

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Open video file in a quicktime. Press "save as". In a menu select .mov as file type. In "Advanced settings" UNMARK the option "make te movie self-contained". So, You'll get a small .mov file, connected with Your original file. This .mov file now You can drag'n'drop onto iMovie and edit it.
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Download handbrake here http://handbrake.fr/

You can browse your camera's hard drive and select the MOD files to convert to MP4 videos on your desktop.

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heres a link to your cameras support..
http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/Hard-Disk-Drive/SD-Camcorders/Operating-Instructions/model.SDR-H40.O#ts
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Transfering video to Mac OS X 10.4.11


found this post on apple message board- Re: importing video from a Panasonic SDR-H40.
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I have the same camera, and after spending frustrating time w/ Panasonic, Apple, Crutchfield.com support and clerks in Best Buy, etc...the fact is that the camera is currently not supported by iMovie for automatic import. Having said that, there is a workaround, which has been posted in numerous other forum topics, which is the following:

You will need to convert that format into a DV format that imovie can use.

MPEG Streamclip (http://www.alfanet.it/squared5/mpegstreamclip.html) is free and Apple's QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/
is about $20.00. They are the tools that you need to download to convert these files.
Once you have done that, export to DV Stream (.dv) and import it into iMovie.

So you download both programs from the websites above. When you connect the camera by its USB2 cable to the Mac, it will come up on the desktop as a hard drive. Open the folder where the video files are kept, and you will see files with both .mod and .moi extensions. Open Streamclip and drag the .mod files into the main window and it will open the video clip. Next, choose Export to DV in the file menu, and export it to whatever folder and with whatever name you want. Finally you can import this .dv file into iMovie.

It's a bit of a pain, but I hope Apple will at some point update iMovie to deal w/ these kinds of camcorders, as they get more popular. Lastly, there are many technical aspects of converting these files, as you'll see in Streamclip. I don't know the ins and outs, but found the 'remove interlacing' gave me a better final video file. You can play w/ the conversion settings and see...
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You can't transfer videos through USB. You will need a Firewire 6-pin cord and use it to connect from your MAC to the Camcorder. Only then you can transfer videos.

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