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I have a DC 330 and Im trying to lin to a mini mac to use

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I have a DC 330 and I'm trying to lin to a mini mac to use I movie. According to my mac it should be compatible but when I connect it up it is not recognising the camera. Any ideas?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  iteachmac replied 4 years ago.
Hi , i would like to assist here .

What version of imovie are you using ? Use the about imove menu.
version from life 09 "version 8.05" has been tested to work with your Canon 330.

Please download and install the ImageBrowser Updater for Mac OS X 10.3
Version 6.1.3

http://software.canon-europe.com/software/0031674_0010578.asp?model=

The Cam must be in a "mode" to work with imovie , normally the play mode .
Set this "mode" on before you reboot to test using the Cams controls or menu options .

Are there other modes , on the camera , see the Camera guide to find out ?

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imovie imports from most camcorders with Firewire capability with ease.

Note: If your compatible device has both a USB and FireWire port, you will only need to use the USB port to work with iMovie '09. ... from apple notes :

I would test both options , after a reboot connect the Cam via USB directly to the Mac , not via a hub or keyboard USB port . make sure the DVD player is not loaded, load imovie , test.

And for Firewire , connect via Firewire , reboot , make sure the DVD player is not loaded. run imovie , test .

Note:
Some DVD camcorders may start your DVD Player application. If this occurs, quit DVD Player.

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Possible work around:

If you have movies on the camera please copy them to the Mac HD for importing by hand in to the imovie application if possible , option maybe available in a "mode" .
or by placing the DVD in to the Mac DVD drive , if it is a mini DVD do not insert it in to a slot loading DVD / CD Mac.

If your camera movies are the wrong format to import into imovie please use ,
MPEG stream clip or a similar video converter to convert to DV format video .

http://www.squared5.com/


Apple support notes for connecting Cams :-
It states "AVCHD DVD camcorders do not work with iMovie ",
this is conflicting info from other support notes,
i hope this is not the case with the Canon 330.
http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1059#3


I hope this helps .

Thanks.

Edited by iteachmac on 2/2/2010 at 2:56 AM EST
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thanks,

I have actually managed to sort it. It appears that i hadn't formatted the disc as Video instead I'd used VR. Is it possible to convert to VR to video format.
Expert:  iteachmac replied 4 years ago.
Hi ,

Glad its now working :)


You maybe able to convert it using a Video file converter :-

as posted in main answer .

"If your camera movies are the wrong format to import into imovie please use ,
MPEG stream clip or a similar video converter to convert to DV format video" .

http://www.squared5.com/


Is VR a video format ,yes it is!

Take a loot at :-

GreatVideo! for Mac OS X

http://www.softarch.com/EN/Product/GreatVideoMac.html

Powerful and Easy to Use

GreatVideo! is the first software application that automatically reads, copies and converts recorded DVD video discs and un-encrypted DVD movies to Apple iTunes "for playback on Apple TV and Apple video iPods. The software also converts video directly into iMovie" for fast and easy editing. Version 2.2 supports converting VOB and VR format DVD videos, for use in iTunes, iMovie and playback on Apple TV and Video iPods.



In short , if you can get the data files on to your Mac you can convert them to DV video or import right in to imovie using GreatVideo! for Mac OS X etc .

Thanks .

Edited by iteachmac on 2/2/2010 at 2:44 PM EST

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