Thread: Sony Handycam and Mac
07-10-2008, 09:09 AM #1
Sony Handycam and Mac
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- Jul 10, 2008
I am planning on getting my first Mac (yay!) anytime soon. It's gonna be a MacBook with the new OSX Leopard system. I also plan to get Final Cut Pro 6. I currently own a Sony Handycam DCR-SR55E (a hard disk drive camcorder (HDD), so no tape). My question is... Will my camcorder be compatible with my Mac and with Final Cut Pro 6? The reason I ask is because I have heard rumours and seen posts with regards to Mac and Sony not really being good friends. My camcorder records in mpeg2 and Macs use mpeg4. Is there a way round this? Does this only apply to old Mac operating systems and previous versions of Final Cut Pro? Help!
Also, does iMovie 08 support HDD camcorders and mpeg2?
Amendment: I may not be able to afford Final Cut Pro so might get Final Cut Express 4. So the same questions apply to this as well.
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