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I have a Spny HDR-SR8E Video Camera. Can these images be edited using IMovie 6.03?

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Hi,

This really depends on what file format your camera uses when saving video. When connected to your printer, it should show as a removable hard drive. Double click the folder to display the contents and then rick click a file and choose properties. This will tell you the file type.

If this is not mpeg or avi you will have a problem Most proprietory file formats are actually mpeg files so copy one to a temp folder and rename the file to change the file extension to .mpg. Now, open your movie editor and open this file you just change the file extension to mpg. If it opens with no problem your fine now.

If this does not work Sony should have supplied you with software that although limited should allow you to pen and then export the files as mpg, you can open them in your movie editor.

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Should be yes. if you can't import directly and get iMovie to convert properly or import the files to your hard drive and "image" them so that iMovie will recognize them for "Import from Camera" and properly convert them, then I would convert manually using Voltaic for AVCHD and MPEG Streamclip (with QT MPEG-2 PLayback component) for MPEG-2 SD content in DV or AIC/AIFF editing or iSquint for MPEG4/AAC or H.264/AAC editing in iMovie.
Hope that helps.
Thanks,
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Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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