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I plugged in my camera and now I am trying to import the movies

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I plugged in my camera and now I am trying to import the movies i have on my sd card into imovie but every time I hit the import button imovie shuts down. My camera is a Sony DCR-SX41. I have successfully done this in the past so I'm confused as to what is going on.

This is a copy of the error report.

Process:        iMovie [51556]
Path:            /Applications/
Version:        8.0.6 (821)
Build Info:      iMovieApp-8210000~16
Code Type:       X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [114]

Interval Since Last Report:          1249 sec
Crashes Since Last Report:           3
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 67 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   3

Date/Time:       2010-11-03 16:57:35.810 -0700
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a)
Report Version: 6
Anonymous UUID: 65747D79-97EB-4E2B-A517-0D454D4343A4

Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 0
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  iteachmac replied 5 years ago.

iteachmac :

Hi , I would like to help.

iteachmac :

If there are problems with the import , it maybe best to bring in the media to the Mac desktop , then import .

iteachmac :

Drag the video files from the SD card etc to the Mac desktop .

iteachmac :

Try importing the files in to imovie .

iteachmac :

If there is a fail , try playing the Files with VLC to test ok . And then convert the files to a new file such as MP4 or DV video to import in to imovie as this may fix a problem in doing so .

iteachmac :

If your using an older version of imovie problems may be compounded , many issues with import export have been fixed in later 09 and now the new imovie 11 , in ilife 011 imovie it is far better than the imovie version from ilife 08 .

iteachmac :

Imovie 6 HD was ok and plugging for effects , imovie 7 is bad , imovie 08 is borderline , movie 09 is ok , imovie 011 is best so far . To give you an idea .

iteachmac :

VLC player

iteachmac :

Video converter MPEG stream clip :

iteachmac :

You can also try this more simple step to try to correct some Mac OSX issues :-

Turn off the Mac .

Power on the Mac .

Hold shift on the keyboard using a USB keyboard , while powering on the Mac and booting , boot to safe mode.

Once booted to safe mode , restart and boot as normal .

Full details here :-

This may fix minor issues but it is best to run a Full Mac HD repair from the OSX DVD installer disk , use the OSX disk that goes with your current OSX install ..

Once the Mac HD is tested ok or repaired , you can go on to update the software , please let me know if there are issues ,and give full details. Please let me know if this helps , Thanks .