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How to use pass through with Sony DCR HC 40 and Mac iMovie?

Hi everybody, I'm trying to move my VCRs tapes to DVDs using the Sony's pass through feature to import to my computer and burn it in a DVD but so far... I can save from my VCR to the HC40 (and import to Mac from the camcorder) but I'd like to transfer direct to the Mac. Any suggestion???? Thanks, Alex. ps: I'm using MacOS X 10.3 and iMovie 4.

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If it will work, the only tip is to leave the tape out of the Sony when trying passthrough.

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I am trying to down load video on dcr-pc101e pal tape to my mac. I have connected via usb but the mac does not seem to recognise the camera. How do I successfully download video to mac?

Use a firewire cable to connect your camera to your Mac. Have your camera at the place you want to start copying and put it in play back mode. Open iMovie in your Mac. In the iMovie window, move the little blue button to the left (to the camera icon). Then click the Import button at the bottom of your picture. If you haven't used iMovie before play around with it. It's a great movie editing program.
Good luck!

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Convert/Import Sony DCR-SX/SR/HC/DVD Series to Mac, iMovie, FCP

As we known, Sony DCR series camcorder includes Sony DCR-SX, Sony DCR-SR, Sony DCR-HC, Sony DCR-DVD, Sony DCR-TRV, Sony DCR-VX, etc, and most of Sony DCR camcorders record video in SD MPEG-2 such as some Sony DCR-SX series, Sony DCR-SR series, Sony DCR-DVD series.

Some Popular Sony DCR Camcorder Series in the following:
Sony DCR-SR: SR40, SR42, SR60, SR68, SR82, SR87, SR100, SR200, SR300, SR45E,SR65E, SR87E, SR85E, SR220E, etc.
Sony DCR-SX: SX40, SX44, SX60, SX63, SX83, SX34E, SX40E, SX43E, SX46E, SX60E, etc.
Sony DCR-HC: HC35, HC26, HC28, HC62, HC40, HC21, HC52, HC24E, HC38E, HC54E, etc.
Sony DCR-DVD: DVD650, DVD108, DVD92, DVD850, DVD403, DVD505, DVD610E, DVD710E, etc.

Due to Sony DCR video cannot be directly imported to iMovie, Quicktime, iTunes, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro and some other popular devices, if you want to import your Sony DCR Handycam SD video to Mac for enjoying or further editing with iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc, the first step for you to do is to convert these Sony SD video to MOV, MP4 for Mac, then you can import converted Sony DCR video to iMovie, Quicktime, iTunes, FCP on Mac for enjoying or editing.

To convert Sony DCR series video to Mac, Sony DCR Video Converter for Mac is the best software to transfer these Sony DCR SD MPEG-2 video, Sony AVCHD MTS, M2TS files, and some other camcorder videos to MOV, MP4, MPEG, 3GP, M4V, etc on Mac. Besides, you can also convert and import Sony DCR SD video to iPad, iPod, iPhones (including iPhone4), PSP, Blackberry, and other mobile players.

How to Convert Sony DCR video to Mac OS for further editing with iMovie, FCP, etc?

Step1: Add Sony DCR Video on Mac
Click "Add File" to upload your chosen Sony DCR video to Mac AVCHD Converter after you launched it.

Step2: Set Output Video Format for Mac
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS, Quicktime, iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc.

Step3: Convert Sony DCR Video to Mac OS
Press the "Start" button to convert Sony DCR SD video or AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to Mac. After conversion finished, you can enjoy converted Sony DCR video on Mac or edit these videos with iMovie, FCP, FCE, iDVD, etc.

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Best HD Camcorder for Mac, iMovie, iMovie? 08, iMovie? 09

Recording daily life and interesting things with a HD camcorder becomes a trend for our people. They like to share these digital camcorder videos on Mac or PC with family and friends. However, selecting a good digital camcorder for Mac is not easy for green hand. Maybe more tips need paying attention, for example, the types of your camcorder and Mac, the version of iMovie on Mac, Mac and PC compability with digital camcorder and so on.

iMovie has been a Mac OS X only application bundled in the iLife suite of Macintosh applications since iMovie3. From 2007 to 2010, Apple developed iMovie to iMovie' 08, iMovie' 09, and iMovie for iPhone and iPod Touch. Luckily, iMovie' 08, iMovie' 09 are designed to work with a wide range of digital video devices and formats, including tape-based(use a FireWire cable, also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) and the latest tapeless camcorders that record to flash memory, a hard disk drive(HDD), or DVD media.

A list of Digital Camcorders Compatible with iMovie' 08, iMovie' 09 on Mac OS X
NTSC Camcorders(a video format used in North America, Central America, Japan, and parts of South America)
Canon: DC20, DC50, DC220, DC230, FS10, FS11, FS100, HF10, HF11, HF100, HG10, HG20, HG21, HR10.
JVC: GZ-HD10, GZ-HD30, GZ-HD40, GZ-MG330, GZ-MG67, GZ-MG255, GZ-MG555U, GZ-MG505U.
Panasonic: HDC-DX1, HDC-SD5, HDC-SD9, HDC-SD20, HDC-SD200, HDC-HS9, HDC-HS20, HDC-HS100, HDC-HS200, HDC-HS300, HDC-SX5, SDR-H50, SDR-H60, SDR-H200, SDR-S10
Sony: HDR-CX11, HDR-CX12, HDR-SR1, HDR-SR7, HDR-SR11, HDR-TG1, DCR-SR82, DCR-SR200, DCR-DVD308, DCR-DVD508, DCR-DVD403.
PAL Camcorders(a video format used in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, most of Asia, and parts of South America)
Canon: DC50E, DC220E, DC330E, FS10E, FS100E, HF11E, HF100E, HG10E, HG20E, HG21E.
JVC: GZ-HD10KR, GZ-HD30, GZ-HD40, GZ-MG255, GZ-MG67, GZ-MG155, GZ-MG330.
Panasonic: HDC-DX1, HDC-SD9, HDC-SD200, HDC-TM20, HDC-TM300, HDC-HS20, HDC-HS200, HDC-HS300, SDR-H79, SDR-H60, SDR-S15, SDR-S26.

Although iMovie' 08, iMovie' 09 on Mac OS work with most of HD digital camcorders using MPEG-2 (standard definition), MPEG-4, AVCHD, and H.264 formats, not all tapeless camcorders are compatible with iMovie' 08, iMovie '09 because of the wide range of media types and the different ways manufacturers store video on these media types.

How to fix it? To meet people editing AVCHD, MOD files with iMovie, enjoying HD camcorder video on Mac, a powerful HD Video Converter for Mac is specially designed for people who need to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS, MOD, TS, TOD, MKV files to iMovie MP4, MOV, DV for better editing. Besides, that Mac HD Converter is also the very choice to convert HD video like TP, TRP, M5S, TOD, MPEG2 HD, MPEG4 HD, MOV HD, WMV HD, AVI HD to Mac application: iTunes, iDVD, FCP, FCE, etc.

Related: Click here to see more info of AVCHD Converter for Mac for people to convert AVCHD files to Mac iMovie, iPod, iPad, iPhones, PSP, BlackBerry, Zune and other handy device.

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I Have a Sony DCR-HC90 and I'm having trouble connecting my camera into my mac. I Have a usb cable but the camera won't connect to my computer

USB will only download still photos or movie shorts stored on a card. eg memory stick.
If no card is in the camera then no connection.
If you wish to capture movies stored on the tape, you will require a firewire cable to connect.
Use iMovie to capture the footage or another Mac application like Final Cut if availble on your Mac.

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DCR-PC330E to MacBook Pro

unfortunatley all sony products only work on pc your best bet would be to transfere to dvd and import that way

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Copy handycam mini disc to normal dvd disc using apple mac

most recent apples will not take small discs, use a firewire lead and import on to iMovie then export to iDVD (you can edit simply in iMovie) and burn as many dvds as you want

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Because all the necessary software for any and all digital video cameras is built right into the MacOS and the iMovie application and the iPhoto Application.
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