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Transfer files to a mac

I have recorded in FHD format and can't get the video transfer to my mac.  Does it require additional software?  I found a site that said I needed Quicktime pro to transfer, is this true?  If so that should have been noted.  I was told I had all the software included in the cameras purchase. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Trudy

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  • trudywhitson Jul 18, 2008

    I have installed the software!  It is the Everio 1080P.

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Install the software. Also it would be good if you could give the model number

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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    john doe Jul 18, 2008

    The software might not work, but you might want to try downloading the driver for the camera for mac. It doesn't include the sofware, just a driver to make it recognizable by mac.

    Also, the formant you recorded may not be compatible with mac. You might need a mac converter to convert that format into one recognizable by mac.



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