sorry i forgot to mention that the G5 is running 10.4.11 and version 5 of imovie! the G4 is running 10.3.9 and version 6..(i cant currently get the G5 online to download the free version at the moment).. Thanks n anticipation!
Its an old chestnut this and ive trawled the internet fruitlessly for two days.
The camcorder is a Sony DCR-TRV16E going into either a G5 (running Tiger) or a G4 (running 10.3.9) Both Macs have version 6 of iMovie and neother recognise the cam.
Ive tried the following-connecting via FW (400), cleaning the ports with switch cleaner, exchanging FW cables. Removing battery etc for 30+ minutes from cam, resetting date on cam.
On the Mac(s) ive switch off filevault, checked FW connection in system profiler (nothing visible there), swithced imovie on and off, mac on and off, cam on and off, opened garageband and played a default instrument, relaunched imovie. Tried playing a recording direct via FW to see if its seen etc etc..NOTHING ive tried has worked..Any thoughts or suggestions? Is the cam too old, OS too old, incompaible with non intel chips?? Any help would be great. I know dozens of cams were recalled years ago but ive not found any specifics about this. Alternatively does anyone know of a DV cam that WILL work? Im more than haooy to take this one to the bottom of the garden and smash into millions of tiny pieces. ANY help would be massivley appreciated!! Thank you.