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Canon DC10 with an Apple Mac

Hey I am using a Canon DC10 dvd camcorder which I have connected to my apple mac laptop via a USB connection so that I can import my videos into imovie. However, when connected the automatic import tool bar does not come up.  The laptop acknowledges that something has been attached because a Canon DVD icon comes up on the desktop and the camcorder screen says PC connected.  However, when I click on this icon it does not open in dvd player etc.  When in imovie in the event library 'Canon DVD' is there but with a exclamation mark in a yellow triangle symbol on it.  When going to import videos in the tool bars when you click Canon DVD an file icon labelled 'DVD RTAV' comes up which you can click on and then two files come up one labelled 'VR MANGR.IFO' and the second 'VR MOVIE.VRO' however both of them cannot be selected.  Could you help me by trying to explain why this may be happening and how I can import my videos from my DVD camcorder via USB into imovie successfully.   Thank you Natalie

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  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    cant import my videos onto my mac from the canon dvd even though my computer recognizes the dvd

  • rosseasterby Mar 09, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. I have checked the supported Video camera's with iMovie and the Canon DC10 isn't one of them.


    Need help!!!!!

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I think you need a firewire connection for video, is there another socket on your camcorder? you can download short mpeg videos to iPhoto via usb

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