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Mac Specs: 2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid

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jaster,

Your only option to get HD from your camera is firewire or the HDMI port. If your computer doesn't have firewire, then you need another computer. I mentioned HDMI because I know there are cards available for the Mac Pro that allow use of it.

You can get the video off via the AV port but that would likely be in standard definition format, not HD. You would also need a gadget to allow that.

Apple just did a small upgrade to the low end Macbook which does still have firewire. The important part of the update was the video system.

I believe a few people here have edited HD on their Macbook. iMovie 08 & 09 create a thumbnail version of all imported video to make it easy & fast to edit. FCE and iMovie converts the HDV signal into AIC which will create large files, say upto 60GB per hour of video.

CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.
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