I have owned my camera for several years, and have recently moved from Australia to the UK and purchased a MacBook.I was supplied with a USB driver disk which I think applied to Windows only, but in an case I left it in Australia. I want to import video into my MacBook for editing in iMovie (or even iDVD) so would you be able to tell me what accessories I might need and what software I might need to be able to do this.
my email address is "email@example.com"
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert who has achieved Level 3.
Re: Importing Video into MacBook
If your device or the driver is compatible with your mac use it. (sometimes some drivers arent compatible with it.) anyway after you install the driver camed with your camcorder. use usb cable to connect from your camcorder to your mac. Use some software that could edit and upload a video such as ulead movie maker, nero movie maker, etc.. (i prefer to use ulead movie maker because its so easy to use and its user friendly too). after you finish editing, save it with any types of videos you would like such as avi, divx, vcd, dvd, etc.. hope that helps!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
You are not going to do it without spending some money.
Look on ebay for something like a Canopus ADVC110. It's good quality (sorry - excellent quality) unit powered from your Firewire socket. It does Analogue-Digital conversion both ways. Into iMovie and then back out to your camera. in fact iMovie sees it as your camera. You can find cheaper kit but the picture quality is not as good. There is a more expensive version that has video noise reduction built in but it's best use is for removing noise from VHS tapes when importing to iMovie.
There are several on ebay in the UK right now. Canopus is now called Grass Valley - one of the biggest manufacturers in the broadcast TV world.
You can plug-in your Jazz using a USB cable. You can have iMovie automatically import the video content into the program itself. However, this can take awhile. The fastest way to transfer the Jazz files is through the use of a card reader for your Secure Digital (SD) card. The importing process will be the same, but at a greater speed.
You would need to use iMovie. Most MacBooks come with this already installed but if you can't find it you might have to buy it from apple's website. All you have to do is open iMovie with the camera connected and on and import the movie into iMovie, then you can edit the way you want it to be. iMovie has some great tutorials as well. Importing and editing can take a while, however.
check on ebay for a back - up camera ( that model
has a good history ) and / or get an estimate on
yours , for a price comparison ;
if the main board has failed ( corrosion , etc )
repairs will likely exceed replacement cost ;