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Compatable camera

by alien6467 / January 21, 2010 5:23 AM PST

I have a 2006 mac OS X 24 inch totally updated with Snow leapard and all updates and Ilifes, I can not find a still camera that also has HD movie ability that will work in Imovie. Any suggestions. I had to return a beautiful Panisonic that even recorded in sterio because it would not read the files.

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Do you remember what format the
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 21, 2010 7:42 AM PST
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Panasonic camera recorded in?

If it was some proprietary format, that's a problem but there are many camera's out there that record in QuickTime format.

What did you try, in regards to getting the files read?


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HD files panasonic
by alien6467 / January 21, 2010 7:56 AM PST

I was shooting in HD. I realize there was a jpeg setting that did work, but that isn't an HD format. I do not have the updated quicktime that you have to pay for. I downloaded a few things that were suggested by Apple and the web but nothing would read those files. I still have the card with all those great clips waiting to be read.

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Check out the reviews
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 21, 2010 8:58 PM PST
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on Still cameras at

They have a large review section.


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Thanks however,
by alien6467 / January 21, 2010 11:13 PM PST
In reply to: Check out the reviews

I briefly scanned that site and will return. I'm a bit burned out with it all. It appears that Ilife 6 accepted more formats. I was hoping someone out there knew a simple way to get formats into Imovie, or knew of a still camera with HD movie ability that would transfer. I will also throw this in. I used to be able to download old VHS home movies into Imovie. Now Imovie will not recognize them. So I will continue to research these issues, but it would be nice if someone else who has come across this issue and solved it could chime in. I take a lot of pictures for an outdoor group. I have enjoyed being able to switch to the movie mode and get clips to make short movies of these events. (without switching to a video cam). Would love to do it in willing to buy software etc.

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