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cams and macs

by KimK / September 15, 2004 12:43 PM PDT

which camcorder can i buy- mini dvd, compatible with an imac? one i can plug in and burn. I bought a sony 201 and had to return it because they wrote no software for us. what gives?

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Re: cams and macs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2004 10:54 PM PDT
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Apple has a list, try one of those.

Also, Final Cut should have a list.

It's a maker of what software you are using and what it supports.

Bob

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Re: cams and macs
by jskogley / September 24, 2004 12:00 AM PDT
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I have used Canon cameras with iMacs and eMacs with good luck. To get the video onto your computer open iMovie after you've plugged the camera into the Firewire port and turned it on to "play" (not "record"). Import the video into iMovie and edit to your heart's content. Then Export it in the format you want. iMovie won't burn a movie right to a CD/DVD but iDVD will. Or if you want a Quicktime movie, that can be Exported to your hard drive and then burned onto a CD, assuming your computer has a burner.

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Re: cams and macs
by roncreer / September 24, 2004 6:01 AM PDT
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I use a Canon Mv5i with great success with my G4 iMac. It's a year old now so has probably been upgraded but the video in/out facility is essential. I still use iMovie and have much to learn about that, but would like to move on to Final Cut eventually.

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Re: cams and macs
by kinnear3 / September 24, 2004 6:56 AM PDT
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I am not aware that you can use a mini-cd with a mac. The slot-loading cd drive would seem to prevent the cd from working. You should be able to get a camcorder that produces video of equal quality, at a lower price and weight, by purchasing a digital videotape camcorder. This would allow you to use the excellent video editing software that came with your Mac. If you have a SuperDrive you can burn your own DVD after you have played with the video on your Mac

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